Who you going to call? They called him, frequently and well. (And even the poorer entries he was involved in were funny.)
Writer, director, producer and actor Harold Ramis died from a long time illness caused by an autoimmune condition at age 69. He leaves a legacy in film and t.v. of relentless comedy — SCTV, Animal House, National Lampoon’s Vacation, Stripes, Ghostbusters, Caddyshack, Groundhog Day, Analyze This, The Office, etc. He was in many ways the voice of his generation. He will be missed.
Here’s a bouquet of quotes from Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II, both of which he wrote with Dan Ackroyd and starred in as Egon: