Actor and director Harold Ramis, who was best known for his roles in the Ghostbusters movies, has died aged 69.
The star played Egon Spengler in the popular Ghostbusters franchise in 1984.
He died of autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, a disease that involves swelling of the blood vessels, his wife told the Chicago Tribune.
Harold’s health began declining in May 2010 when complications of the autoimmune disease arose from an infection. The condition was so bad that he had to learn how to walk again, a family spokesperson told the Tribune.
The actor, who was born in Chicago, also directed the 90s cult movie Groundhog Day, which starred his friend and fellow Ghostbusters actor Bill Murray.
His big break in front of the camera was when the first Ghostbusters movie hit screens in 1984.
The actor is survived by his wife Erica Mann and his two sons Julian and Daniel.