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Bill Murray's tribute to Ghostbusters co-star Ramis

Actor Bill Murray has paid tribute to Ghostbusters co-star Harold Ramis, who died yesterday aged 69. The pair also worked together on hit films Caddyshack and Groundhog Day.

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Ramis' comedy career spanned more than 40 years

Harold Ramis had his start in comedy in 1969 at Chicago’s Second City improvisational theatre troupe, while still employed as Associate Editor at Playboy Magazine.

Harold Ramis with Billy Crystal pictured together in 1999. Credit: KIPA KIPA PRESS/KIPA/Press Association Images

Among his honours and awards, Ramis was the recipient of the American Comedy Award, the British Comedy Award, and the BAFTA (British Academy) award for screenwriting.

Ramis is survived by his wife Erica, sons Julian and Daniel, daughter Violet and two grandchildren.

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