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'Caddyshack' director Ramis dies at 69

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NAPLES, FL - NOVEMBER 19: LPGA players Jaye Marie Green (L) and Lexi Thompson (R) pose on the red carpet with one of the LPGA founders, Shirley Spork as they arrive to the LPGA Rolex Players Awards at the Ritz-Carlton, Naples on November 19, 2015 in Naples, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Harold Ramis, the famous actor, writer and director whose many works include “Caddyshack,” died Monday. He was 69.

Ramis, who also appeared in such comedies as “Ghostbusters” and “Stripes” and co-wrote “National Lampoon’s Animal House”, reportedly died from complications from autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis.

“Caddyshack”, widely considered one of the funniest sports movies of all time, hit theaters in 1980 and was Ramis’ first feature film.