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Harold Ramis, 'Caddyshack' and 'Groundhog Day' director, dies at age 69

Posted by Emily Wright  February 24, 2014 12:41 PM

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Harold Ramis, the man in the director's chair for films like "Groundhog Day" and "Caddyshack," and one of the faces of the 1980s hit "Ghostbusters," has died after a series of health struggles. He was 69.

The Chicago Tribune announced Ramis's death, saying that he was surrounded by family when he died at 12:53 a.m. on Feb. 24.

A longtime resident of the Windy City, Ramis returned to Chicago in 1996 after finding successes in Hollywood, in order to get back to his roots. Ramis began his career at famed comedy club and improvisational group, Second City.


Read more about Ramis's career and life in the Chicago Tribune post.

Emily Wright can be reached at emily.wright@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter at @missemilywright.

 

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