Harold Ramis, the comedy writer, director, and actor, passed away early yesterday morning at age 69 in his Chicago-area home. Ramis was responsible for such hits as “Groundhog Day,” “Ghostbusters,” “Caddyshack,” “Analyze This,” “National Lampoon’s Animal House,” and more.
Ramis died from complications of autoimmnue inflammatory vasculitis, a rare disease that involves swelling of the blood vessels, the Chicago Tribune reports. He is survived by his wife, Erica Mann Ramis, three children, and two grandchildren.
Here he is speaking during Rosh Hashana services at Aitz Hayim Center for Jewish Living about creativity and Jews, a topic he was certainly qualified to discuss.