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Ghostbusters Actor Harold Ramis Dies

He was 69

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Comedy actor and director Harold Ramis, best known for films such as "Ghostbusters," "Groundhog Day" and "Caddyshack," died at his home in Chicago at the age of 69 of complications from a rare vascular disease, his agent said on Monday.

Ramis, who had suffered from the rare illness since 2010, passed away peacefully on Monday morning, surrounded by family members.

"I'm sad to say the news is true," said Chris Day, a spokesman for the United Talent Agency in Los Angeles. "He passed away from complications related to autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis."