Hollywood stars pay tribute to Harold Ramis
Hollywood's comedy greats took to Twitter to remember Harold Ramis, who passed away earlier today.
Acclaimed actor, writer and director Harold Ramis, who was often credited with bringing intelligent comedy to Hollywood, passed away in the early hours of February 25 at the age of 69.
Several Hollywood stars and comedy greats took to Twitter to pay tributes to the late veteran.
Andie MacDowell, who starred opposite Bill Murray in Ramis's Groundhog Day, posted, "RIP @HaroldRamis who was a wiz at NYTimes crossword, KIND to everyone, easy to laugh, always thoughtful, talented, loved his family...MISSED
Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane wrote, "Harold Ramis was a brilliant, shining example for every comedy writer hoping to achieve excellence the field. He will be sorely missed."
Zach Braff shared with his followers, "If you're my age and got into comedy, Harold Ramis was one of the reasons. Life is fast and over too soon."
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Image: Harold Ramis, inset: Andie MacDowell
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'A brilliant, funny actor and director'
Billy Crystal, who starred in Ramis' Analyze This and Analyze That, added, "Sad to hear my friend Harold Ramis passed away. A brilliant, funny, actor and director. A wonderful husband and dad. Big loss to us all."
Jimmy Kimmel: 'I collect spores, molds, and fungus' - condolences to the family and friends of the great Harold Ramis.'
Image: Billy Crystal
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'No one could ever top him in terms of somehow being cool and off-the-charts creative'
Steve Carell: 'Harold Ramis. Funny, gracious, kind hearted. A joy to have known you.'
Jon Cryer: 'Two words: Groundhog Day RIP Harold Ramis.'
Ron Howard: 'Harold Ramis RIP. no one could ever top him in terms of somehow being Cool & off-the-charts creative and incredibly kind & gracious."
Stephen Fry: Stunned and saddened to hear of the death of Harold Ramis. A comedy hero...'
Image: Steve Carell
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'Exceptionally talented, exceptionally kind'
Julianne Moore: Very sad to hear that we lost Harold Ramis. Exceptionally talented, exceptionally kind.
Parks And Recreation actress Rashida Jones: 'So sad about Harold Ramis. Comedy legend. And a lovely man. #GriswaldsForever #Ghostbusters #GroundhogDay'
Image: Julianne Moore
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'Egon Spengler was always my favorite Ghostbuster'
Justin Timberlake: 'Caddyshack. Griswalds. Egon Spengler was always my favorite Ghostbuster. Genius. My condolences to Mr. Ramis's family. #RIPHaroldRamis.'
Steve Martin: 'So sorry to hear about the death of Harold Ramis, a comedy master. Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day, and more.'
Image: Justin Timberlake
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