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      Legendary actor, writer, director Harold Ramis dead at 69

      Harold Ramis died Monday at the age of 69.

      "Ghostbusters" star Harold Ramis has died, according to a report in the the Chicago Tribune.

      Ramis, 69, was surrounded by his family when he died from complications of autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, his wife Erica Mann Ramis told the Chicago Tribune. Autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis is a rare disease that involves swelling of the blood vessels.

      The writer-director's family said Ramis passed away early Monday morning at his Chicago home. He had been suffering from complications stemming from autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, a rare disease involving the swelling of blood vessels.

      Ramis is best known for his role as "Egon" in the movie "Ghostbusters." He also wrote and directed "Caddyshack," and directed "National Lampoon's Animal House", "Analyze This" and many other hit movies.