Harold Ramis, perhaps best known for writing and directing “Caddyshack” and “Groundhog Day” is dead at age 69.
He also acted in “Ghostbusters” and “Stripes,” among other roles.
Ramis died at his home in North Shore, a neighborhood in Chicago.
He was surrounded by family members when he died from complications stemming from a rare disease, his wife Erica Mann Ramis told the Chicago Tribune.
In more modern times, Ramis directed episodes of “The Office.”
His comedies are often credited for inspiring a generation of filmmakers and actors, such as Judd Apatow (“40 Year Old Virgin” and “Knocked Up”).