Harold Ramis, the Chicago comedian whose films "Stripes," "Groundhog Day" and "Ghostbusters" are among the most beloved and successful of all time, has died.
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."
He was 69. Ramis was surrounded by family at his North Shore home when he died overnight from a rare autoimmune inflammatory disease, his wife told the Chicago Tribune.