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RIP Egon Spengler

Actor, director and writer Harold Ramis died yesterday.  He had been sick since 2010 with autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, a rare disease that causes blood vessels to swell and forced him to re-learn how to walk.  Ramis was probably best known for his role in “Ghostbusters”, which he also co-wrote, but he also directed “Caddyshack” and “Groundhog Day”, and co-wrote “Animal House.”  He was born in Chicago but graduated from Washington University here in St Louis.  Ramis said his inspiration for “Animal House” came from his experience with a Wash U frat house located on Forsyth.  He has a star on the St Louis Walk of Fame on Delmar.  Ramis was 69.