The United Talent Agency has confirmed that actor Harold Ramis died from complications arising from an auto-immune disease.
Comedy legend Harold Ramis, the iconic writer, director and actor and creative force behind such seminal comedies as Groundhog Day, Caddyshack and Analyze This, died today from complications related to auto-immune inflammatory vasculitis, a condition Ramis battled for the past four years. He was 69.
Ramis passed away peacefully this morning surrounded by family and friends in his Chicago area home, where he and wife, Erica Mann Ramis, have lived since 1996. Prior to that, Ramis lived in Los Angeles for 20 years.
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