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Harold Ramis (1944-2014)

 By Paul Rudoff on Feb. 24, 2014 at 11:30 PM , Categories: Cast & Crew, Tributes
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It is with great sadness that I report that Harold "Egon" Ramis passed away today at the young age of 69. Death must have a fondness for the number 69, but not in the same way that we humans do :-) My father died a little over a month ago at age 69, and his mother (my grandmother) and his uncle (my great uncle) also died at that age.

I knew the day would come when one of the "big stars" of the films would die, but I never thought that day would come so soon...and especially not on the cusp of the franchise's 30th anniversary. If anyone still had hopes for a Ghostbusters 3, this pretty much kills any chance of that happening. Even if they went with a new crew, and the original guys just showed up for cameos, there would always be the loss of Harold hanging over the project. Maybe now we can finally put Ghostbusters 3 to rest and not have it brought up every time one of the film stars is interviewed.

Just a thought: The Academy Awards event is being held this Sunday. I wonder if it's too late for Harold to be included in the In Memoriam segment.

Anyway, Ghostbusters News has an article up with some quotes from Harold's Ghostbusters co-stars and other celebrities paying their respects to the man.

After the jump are a few photos, videos, and interview links about Harold that I gathered from my archives. I don't know where online I found this autographed photo scan, but I assure you that it doesn't come from my autographed photo collection.

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I always liked this photo of Harold wearing a Ghostbusters II logo yarmulke (it's a Jewish thing). It came from Heeb magazine's website back in January 2009.

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Here are links to some external text interviews I uploaded to the Spook Central Facebook page: Finally, here are external links to a whole bunch of Harold videos, including several video interviews.

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Comment from: FRANKIE SMALES [Visitor]  
Harold Ramis was a great writer and innovator of great comedy as an writer actor and a director that provided us all with many laughs in his works either as an downbeat in Stripes or an scientist in Ghostbusters he showed great strength of character and was close with Bill Murray and great collaborator with Dan Aykroyd just like Ben Affleck and Matt Damon is today Ramis will leave an long lasting legacy in comedy and he will be remembered by all and thanks for his creativity and brilliance. Harold Ramis 1944-2014 thank you from Frankie smales http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nD_xbD16r0A
Feb. 27, 2014 @ 16:28

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