Harold Ramis, the award-winning comedic actor, director and writer most famous for playing Dr. Egon Spengler in the two Ghostbusters movies, has passed away at age 69.
His death was caused by autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, a rare disease that involves swelling of the blood vessels. He is survived by his wife, Erica, sons Julian and Daniel, daughter Violet and two grandchildren.
Aside from playing the bespectacled ghost hunter, Ramis was also the writer of the Ghostbusters movie in 1984 and its sequel in 1989. He also wrote and starred in Stripes and Groundhog Day, directed Caddyshack, National Lampoon's Vacation and Analyze This, and was a guest director for comedy series The Office.
He will always be part of my childhood.
Source: BBC News