See you on the other side…
I’m kicking down the 4th wall for right now…
Today, I lost one of my childhood heroes. One of the four men who shaped my interests and hobbies, predating even when I was given my first Dungeons & Dragons Basic Set, has passed away at the age of 69.
Harold Ramis was both co-star and co-writer of my very first love, Ghostbusters. While his career as a writer, director, and comedian does not begin and end with Ghostbusters, it will certainly be what he was best remembered for. He went on to an incredible career, directing Analyze This, Caddyshack, National Lampoon’s Vacation, and Groundhog Day. His writing credits also include Animal House and Meatballs. Of course, we all remember his role in Stripes, as well.
Harold’s memory will live on with his family and friends, but also with the multitude of fans of his works.
This isn’t the greatest start to celebrating Ghostbusters’ 30th Anniversary, but Harold Ramis (Egon Spengler) will be sorely missed, and I’ll remember him as one of the men who helped me to always stay a kid at heart.
Thanks, Harold. We’ll see you on the other side.
~Patrick “Doc Belmont” Demo