(CBS NEWS) – 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.
Ramis is also known for directing films such as Caddyshack, Groundhog Day, Analyze This and Year One. Ramis also directed 4 episodes of the television series “The Office.”
Billy Crystal, Seth McFarlane, Zac Braff and Jon Favreau are among the famous faces who took to social media to honor Ramis’ memory and legacy.
In a statement, close friend, co-star and colleague Bill Murray said:
“Harold Ramis and I together did the National Lampoon Show off Broadway, Meatballs, Stripes, Caddyshack, Ghostbusters and Groundhog Day. He earned his keep on this planet. God bless him.”
Ghostbuster co-star Dan Aykroyd Posted on Facebook:
“Analyze This” Star Billy Crystal Tweeted:
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