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Harold Ramis of 'Ghostbusters,' 'Groundhog Day' Dead at 69

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(Credit: Las Vegas News Bureau) Actor, director, writer Harold Ramis (l) is shown with Steve Carell (r) at the red carpet for the NBA All-Star game in Las Vegas, Feb. 18, 2007. (Credit: Las Vegas News Bureau) Actor, director, writer Harold Ramis (l) is shown with Steve Carell (r) at the red carpet for the NBA All-Star game in Las Vegas, Feb. 18, 2007.

CHICAGO (AP) -- An attorney for Harold Ramis says the actor has died.

Fred Toczek tells The Associated Press that Ramis died early Monday morning from complications of autoimmune inflammatory disease. He was 69.

Ramis is best known for his roles in the comedies "Ghostbusters" and "Stripes."

According to Biography.com, Ramis co-wrote "Ghostbusters," in which he appeared with fellow Second City alums Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray.

The website says he also co-wrote "National Lampoon's Animal House" and "Meatballs" and directed such films as "Caddyshack" and "Groundhog Day."

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