Category Archives: Press Release
Ramis was surrounded by family in his Chicago home, where he’s lived since 1996, when he died early this morning from complications of autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, his wife Erica Mann Ramis told the Chicago Tribune. His rare disease involved a swelling of the blood vessels and the report adds that his health issues began in 2010. His condition was so bad in the past, the actor/writer/director had to relearn to walk.
Ramis was a Chicago native and earned a bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He got his start in the late 1960′s at Chicago’s Second City theater troupe. He is know for much of his off-screen work including writing Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day, and Analyze This. His big break came when he wrote National Lampoon’s Animal House in 1978 and his directorial debut came in 1980 with Caddyshack. His latest work was for a 2009 movie Year One in which he wrote, directed and was featured in alongside Jack Black and Olivia Wilde. His Ghostbusters co-star, Dan Aykroyd, also told ABC News last spring that Ghostbusters 3 could film this year and that Ramis was “in on it.”
“His creativity, compassion, intelligence, humor and spirit will be missed by all who knew and loved him,” read a press release from his agency.
Ramis is survived by his wife Erica, sons Julian and Daniel, daughter Violet and two grandchildren.
Join us tonight at Famous Fast Eddies from 7 to 8 and from 8 to 11 at Mile High Tavern pictures, food, and fun! Don’t miss out as we help judge the Mile High Mookwalking Contest! For all the details on the Totally 80s Retro Ski Weekend and the costume contest with a $500 first prize, check out our Events Calendar or Beechmtn.com for complete details, great lodge rates, and the full schedule.
Geek Out is going from two tracks of one-day programming last year to 9 full two-day tracks of events and programming this year. And we are very excited to be creating the Paranormal and Horror Track!
We will start the track building process and begin booking guests very soon. We already have some guests in mind, but we will also be accepting applications as well. Keep an eye out for more details!
Join us tonight at the Smith Civic Center in Lexington, NC, for the Lexington Zombie Walk and Ghostbusters Movie Night! Ecto-1 will be on site for photos and we will have all our Ghostbusting equipment on display. The Zombie Walk starts at 6pm and the movie will follow! Arrive early for Zombie makeup!
We are kicking off Halloween weekend the right way at the Roxbury in uptown Charlotte with our Ghostbusters Halloween Party! Come join us for all the fun and get your picture with Ecto-1! Lots of great drink specials too. And don’t miss the Thriller Party on Saturday night at the Roxbury! The Roxbury is located on Fifth Street between Tryon and Church Streets.
Today we are at Crystal Coast Con!
Come out and see us and Ecto-1 along with:
- Marina Sirtis, Counselor Deanna Troi of Star Trek The Next Generation
- Adrian Paul, the Highlander
- Barbara Nedeljakova, horror movie actress
- Professional model, actress, and costumer Mikki Stith
- Robert Harris and William Jones from Cabin Fever
- Camden Toy from Buffy the Vampire Slayer
- Rick Mora from Twilight
- Michael Koske from The Walking Dead
- King Robota
- and more!
And for all the information on Crystal Coast Con and convention times, check out our Events Calendar!