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Actor/director Harold Ramis arrives for the premiere of "Year One" in New York in this June 15, 2009 file photo. Ramis died on February 24, 2014 at age 69 in Chicago, according to media reports. REUTERS/Stephen Chernin/Files

Harold Ramis, 'Ghostbusters' actor, director of 'Groundhog Day,' dies At 69

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Patricia Reaney, Reuters

 Comedy actor and director Harold Ramis, best known for films such as "Ghostbusters," "Groundhog Day" and "Caddyshack," died at his home in Chicago at the age of 69 of complications from a rare vascular disease, his agent said on Monday.

Ramis, who had suffered from the rare illness since 2010, passed away peacefully on Monday morning, surrounded by family members.

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