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Actor/director Harold Ramis has died aged 69

Actor/director Harold Ramis has died aged 69

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Bill Murray, Harold Ramis (centre) and Dan Aykroyd starred in 1984's Ghostbusters

Bill Murray, Harold Ramis (centre) and Dan Aykroyd starred in 1984's Ghostbusters

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Actor/director Harold Ramis has died aged 69

Tributes have been paid to 'Ghostbusters' star Harold Ramis, who has died aged 69.

The actor and director died from complications of auto-immune inflammatory disease.

Ramis, who was born in Chicago, is best known for playing Dr Egon Spengler in 'Ghostbusters'.

He went on to work behind the camera on a string of films including 'Groundhog Day' and 'Analyse This'.

He moved back to Chicago in 1996, saying: "There's a pride in what I do that other people share because I'm local, which in LA is meaningless."

'Family Guy' creator Seth MacFarlane tweeted: "Harold Ramis was a brilliant, shining example for every comedy writer hoping to achieve excellence in the field. He will be sorely missed."

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