Today marks another loss in the world of entertainment. Harold Ramis passed away today in his Chicago area home. A writer, director and actor Harold Ramis was 69 years old and left behind him a stellar career. Mr. Ramis was a clever filmmaker and a man who possessed that certain something that made you laugh. His extensive career spanned many generation with such classics as Stripes, Caddyshack, Animal House, Groundhog Day and who can forget the eternal Ghostbusters.
According to his agent Chris Day the cause of Mr Ramis’s death was due to complications of autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, a disease of the blood vessels. He got his start in comedy in 1969 at Chicago’s famed Second City who produced many “Saturday Night Live” performers, including John Belushi, Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd. He was among the greatest writers of comedy we have ever seen and it with a sadness in my heart that we have to say goodbye to this man. He will live on in the accomplishment he left behind for us all to laugh and enjoy!
I think I’m going to hit up Netflix tonight and watch some Stripes!
Stay safe, stay warm and be kind to each other.