"Ghostbusters" star Harold Ramis has died

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CHICAGO (AP) - An attorney for Harold Ramis says the actor has died.

Fred Toczek tells The Associated Press that Ramis died early Monday morning from complications of autoimmune inflammatory disease. He was 69.

Ramis is best known for his roles in the comedies "Ghostbusters" and "Stripes."

According to Biography.com, Ramis co-wrote "Ghostbusters," in which he appeared with fellow Second City alums Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray.

The website says he also co-wrote "National Lampoon's Animal House" and "Meatballs" and directed such films as "Caddyshack" and "Groundhog Day."

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The Harold Ramis memorial which appeared in front of Hook & Ladder 8 (the "Ghostbusters Firehouse") on the day of his death.

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2/24/2014 12:51:26 PM (GMT -5:00)