Attorney for Harold Ramis says actor has died

Director Harold Ramis arrives for the world premiere of "Year One" at Lincoln Square Monday, June 15, 2009 in New York.  (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
Director Harold Ramis arrives for the world premiere of "Year One" at Lincoln Square Monday, June 15, 2009 in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

CHICAGO (AP) — An attorney for Harold Ramis says the actor has died.

Fred Toczek tells The Associated Press that Ramis died early Monday morning from complications of autoimmune inflammatory disease. He was 69.

Ramis is best known for his roles in the comedies “Ghostbusters” and “Stripes.”

According to Biography.com, Ramis co-wrote “Ghostbusters,” in which he appeared with fellow Second City alums Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray.

The website says he also co-wrote “National Lampoon’s Animal House” and “Meatballs” and directed such films as “Caddyshack” and “Groundhog Day.”

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