Fan of the Ghostbusters franchise around the world are in mourning today, as it has been confirmed that Harold Ramis has passed away at the age of 69. Harold was one of the masterminds behind Ghostbusters, writing the movies, as well as appearing in the films in the role as Dr. Egon Spengler.
It was announced that Harold Ramis had passed away earlier today at his home in Chicago, with the reports claiming that it was due to "complications stemming from autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, a rare disease involving the swelling of blood vessels", something which Harold has been suffering with since 2010.
Over the years there have been plenty of rumours about the possibility of there being a Ghostbusters 3 film and, in the past few years, it seemed like Harold Ramis, along with Dan Aykroyd, were hopeful of Ghostbusters 3 finally happening. So, with the news that Harold has passed away, what will this mean for Ghostbusters 3?
Well, while some people will feel that the death of Harold Ramis will mean the end for any chance of there being a Ghostbusters 3, that might not necessarily be the case. With Harold so eager to get a Ghostbusters 3 film off the ground, surely it would be fitting tribute to follow it through and, maybe even get Bill Murray on board for it. We will just have to wait and see.
As well as being responsible for the Ghostbusters movies, Harold Ramis was also the brains behind the Caddyshack films, Groundhog Day, Analyze This and Analyze That to name just a few. Harold Ramis will certainly be a big loss and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family. RIP Harold Ramis.