Monday, February 24, 2014

RIP Harold Ramis

Today the world lost an amazing comedian with the passing of Harold Ramis. Children of the 1970s and 1980s grew up watching his work, both as actor and behind the scenes. Some of his best work includes script writer for Animal House, Caddyshack, Stripes, Ghostbusters and Groundhog Day. His directing credits include Caddyshack, Vacation, Groundhog Day and a number of episodes of The Office. As an actor he appeared in SCTV, Stripes, Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II as well as a number of cameos like Vacation, Airheads, Groundhog Day, Knocked Up and Year One.

Four years ago he was diagnosed with autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, which is an inflammation of the blood vessels and can eventually lead to organ failure, which is the case with Ramis.

On the collecting front Harold Ramis has not appeared on cardboard besides the late 1980s release of Topps Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II, though Topps has re-released some of the Ghostbusters card as foil editions with the recent 75th Anniversary release. He does not have any official autographs or relic cards.

His humor will be missed.

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