Monday, February 24, 2014

Harold Ramis Has Died

Harold Ramis, one of the most successful comedy movie-makers with acting credits that include “Ghostbusters” and “Stripes,” died Monday at the age of 69.

He was also known for his writing and directing work on blockbusters “Caddyshack” and “Groundhog Day.”

He is someone I will truly miss.

48 comments:

Meanie Rhysie, Enty #27 said...

No! No, no, noooo!!!! :'(

Jennifer H. said...

Noo! Crap, I liked him. He has provided me with a lot of entertainment over the years.

JoElla said...

Oh no!! I really enjoyed his work.

Godspeed Harold, Godspeed.

MISCH said...

Holy Moly, no ! why ?
He was so clever…ah.

Jennifer H. said...

Exactly my reaction, right after I blurted out, "What the f**k?"

Jessi said...

Well this just ruined my Monday! Damn it!

auntliddy said...

Well that stinks! Good journey my friend.

StewMcG said...

Let's say this Twinkie represents the normal amount of sadness on CDaN. Based on this morning's sample, it would be a Twinkie... thirty-five feet long, weighing approximately six hundred pounds.

RIP Egon. :'(

Wen said...

Well! This fucking sucks! RIP Harold. You were beyond exceptional in SCTV!

WritergirlinLa said...

Ditto. So sad.

Steampunk Jazz said...

I loved how so many of his movies dealt with anarchic redemption.
His characters may have grown but in spite of themselves...:-)

FSP said...

RIP Russell Ziskey

di butler said...

I knew he had been sick a long time, I had heard Lou Gehrig's, lupus, MS. I don't know what exactly, though. He was so damn talented.

Steampunk Jazz said...

Ramos was a zen Buddhist...
I hope we meet next time on the wheel...

Bruce Jenner said...

This is so sad. Thanks for the laughs, Mr. Ramis.

Leekalicious said...

What a comedic genius he was ...

Cheryl said...

It was a rare autoimmune disease. He was straight man who was funny, and wrote or directed some of my favorite movies. Most people my age can quote most of them. Sad. Seems like he was a nice guy too. He will be missed.

Brody Jenner said...

The few times you visited us growing up, you would always watch Ghostbusters with me and Brandon. We always treasured those times. Thanks for the memories, Mr. Ramis.

discoflux said...

I know that a large part of my sense of humor developed and revolved around many of his movies. I will not flip past Groundhog Day - EVER. If it's on, I'm watching it. I remember the first time I saw Stripes as a kid - it was a comedy revelation to me.

Thank you for all the laughs, Harold. May your journey be complete.

krk67 said...

Outside of the consistent amusement he provided, his role in Stripes was the catalyst for my love of funny, smart men with big noses. And I am eternally grateful.

Michael H said...
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Michael H said...

My favorite scene

Sherry said...

Gone too soon. My condolences to his family.

Renoblondee said...

RIP funny man. I grew up watching him. :(

Honeykatt said...

Didn't we all? Even for those that didn't know his name, EVERYONE knows his face or his work. Damn shame.

Steampunk Jazz said...

Thanks for making the 80s bearable.

chopchop said...

Back to School, Animal House, SCTV, Vacation, Caddyshack … he was involved with some of the best TV & movies ever. :-(

Seven of Eleven said...

Oh no, Egon! :( RIP

PghGirl said...

NOOOO! Aw man. I loved his movies so much. At some of the worst times of my life his work made me laugh again. RIP. Well done Sir...well done

PammieC said...

I hope when he got to heaven he asked St Peter "Are you the gate keeper?" Because, man would that be funny. RIP Harold

AndrewBW said...

A terrific comic talent. RIP.

QueenAnne Guido said...

One of the few truly talented writers. Groundhog Day is a great comedy. Right up there the very best.

R I P

Senor Salty said...

Comedic Genius

Sugar said...

Aww. Sad. I love all his movies but Groundhog Day holds a special place in my heart.
BING!

nora nader said...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! Harold Ramis was, like Senor Salty said, a COMEDIC GENIUS!! He will be truly missed. Thank you Harold for sharing your talent with the rest of the world, and we are all the better for it. RIP. /wipes away tears

Count Jerkula said...

Sonovbitch, Shit!

AKM said...

My brother and I are huge fans and we're really mourning. That autoimmune shit fucking sucks, mostly because you pretty much can't get rid of it (although you CAN maybe go into remission, depending on which one of dozens of lovely autoimmune disorders you get to have).

Eh, diseases suck. I'm very pissed off about diseases that can't be "fixed" lately. I know that's a Captain Obvious remark, but losing my grandma last fall and getting ready to lose my cat makes me kind of a melancholy misantropic bitch. Sorry.

Anyway, Mr. Harold Ramis...he went to Wash U here in my neck of the woods. That has nothing to do with anything except that every time I'm in that neighborhood, I say, "Harold Ramis went there!"

@PammieC: Love that.

8=====D aka Lil Tool. KermitGosnellKnobJockey said...

I thought he was dead for I didn't know anything about him for over a decade.

RIP anyway.

parissucksliterally said...

Loved him.

Rest In Peace...

Bally said...

Damn shame.

RIP, Mr. Ramis.

tara17 said...

This is so sad. I'm just gutted. He will be missed. Seems like there's a death everyday in February.

Laura said...

At our 1982 wedding, when the priest said we are now going to exchange vows, my husband did the "duh duh duh" just like Bill Murray did to Harold Ramis in Stripes when they signed up for the Army. We were both cracking up and the priest didn't know what was going on.

RIP Mr Ramis

Tina Mallette said...

He had autoimmune vasculitis, where the white blood cells start attacking the walls of your blood vessels. He had been in remission but it came back.

I had the pleasure of being able to watch a very talented Harold Ramis doing SCTV and the early days of all the great comedians that came out of that show like John Candy, Martin Short, Joe Flaherty, Dave Thomas, Andrea Martin, Catherine O'Hara, Eugene Levy, Rick Moranis. SCTV had to be the inspiration for SNL but man these guys delivered more constantly funny stuff every week with next to nothing budgets.

Cari G said...

Such sad news. May those who knew him take comfort in happy memories of times shared together. Godspeed Harold.

Gayeld said...

That covers it.

Gayeld said...

I think I need to force the children to watch Groundhog Day tonight. Although the twins will know who Egon is.

LowKey said...

Good one, StewMcG...

Ghostbusters was my go-to movie when I was stuck babysitting the neighbor kids, watched it countless times. That and Real Genius (remember when Val Kilmer was young and hot?)

Cee Kay said...

I am so sad today. It's always the great ones.