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'Ghostbusters' Actor, Writer Harold Ramis Dies At 69

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Harold Ramis, best known for his roles in "Ghostbusters" and "Stripes," has died.

An attorney for the actor says the 69-year-old passed away Monday from complications of autoimmune inflammatory disease.

While best known for his screen roles, Ramis also co-wrote "Animal House," "Caddyshack" and "Groundhog Day." He also directed the latter two.

Funeral plans have not been announced.

Some New Yorkers found a way to pay their respects to Ramis Monday while honoring his sense of humor.

Several people gathered for a vigil outside the TriBeCa firehouse where "Ghostbusters" was filmed, complete with candles and Twinkies.

Vito Guttilla, a fan who said he was deeply saddened by the news, even donned a homemade Ghostbusters costume in tribute.

"I was heartbroken, you know. I loved these movies," Guttilla said. "I met a few of the guys, and they lost a brother and a comrade and a colleague, his family lost a great dad and grandfather, and the community at large lost a very good human being."

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