Ramis, a longtime North Shore resident, was surrounded by family when he died at 12:53 a.m. from complications of autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, a rare disease that involves swelling of the blood vessels, his wife Erica Mann Ramis said. He was 69.
Egon Spengler was one of my heroes. He made looking like a dork look cool. And by all accounts Harold Ramis himself was one heck of a guy. And one heck of a movieman: his IMDB rap sheet is pretty impressive, in at least three categories.