News of the death of Harold Ramis, the comic legend who co-wrote and starred in "Ghostbusters" and directed films like "Caddyshack" and "Groundhog Day," was met with an outpouring of tributes from Hollywood.
Ramis died early Monday morning at his Chicago-area home from complications related to auto-immune inflammatory vasculitis, a condition he battled for the past four years. He was 69.
Sad to hear my friend Harold Ramis passed away. A brilliant, funny, actor and director. A wonderful husband and dad. Big loss to us all. bc— Billy Crystal (@BillyCrystal) February 24, 2014
Harold Ramis was a brilliant, shining example for every comedy writer hoping to achieve excellence the field. He will be sorely missed.— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) February 24, 2014
No no not Harold Ramis. Worked for him years ago. He was the real deal. Growing up, his work changed my life. He will be missed.— Jon Favreau (@Jon_Favreau) February 24, 2014
I will be forever grateful for all that Harold Ramis helped bring into this world. His art and vision will be sorely missed.— Zachary Levi (@ZacharyLevi) February 24, 2014
If a Twinkie represents amount of grief I feel when someone dies, Harold Ramis' death would be a Twinkie 35 feet long weighing 600 pounds.— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) February 24, 2014
"I collect spores, molds, and fungus" - condolences to the family and friends of the great Harold Ramis— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) February 24, 2014
Harold Ramis, RIP, we will try to not cross the streams.— Nia Vardalos (@NiaVardalos) February 24, 2014
RIP Harold Ramis.— oliviamunn (@oliviamunn) February 24, 2014
Was honored to have gotten to work with Harold Ramis, the Buddha of Comedy. Brilliant, humble, radiant. We've lost an icon. #GroundhogDay— RainnWilson (@rainnwilson) February 24, 2014
So sad to hear about Harold Ramis. One of the all time greats.— Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers) February 24, 2014
If you're my age and got into comedy, Harold Ramis was one of the reasons. Life is fast and over too soon.— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) February 24, 2014
Dammit. Harold Ramis passed away. Caddyshack. Vacation. Stripes. Ghostbusters. Groundhog Day. Animal House. One of the greats. Sad day.— Mark Hoppus (@markhoppus) February 24, 2014
#ripHaroldRamis A great talent and a kind man. We lost a good one. Today is a sad day. My thoughts are with his family.— Sarah Michelle (@RealSMG) February 24, 2014
Devastated about Harold Ramis…Groundhog Day is my favorite movie of all time. He made people happy and influenced so many, including me.— Kat Dennings (@OfficialKat) February 24, 2014