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I Ain't Afraid of No Ghost: Remembering Harold Ramis...or Dr. Egon Spengler in 'Ghostbusters'

by Ian Holubiak   Feb 26, 2014 09:44 AM EST

Perhaps one of the most famous nerds of all time, Harold Ramis--or Dr. Spengler, as you may fondly remember him--passed away yesterday from complications with auto-immune inflammatory vasculitis.

He was 69 years old.

While Ramis wore many hats as an actor and writer (Stripes, Caddyshack, National Lampoon's Vacation and Groundhog Day, to name a few), his most famous persona came as the geek Ghostbuster, Egon Spengler.

Maybe it was his voice, Hubble telescopic glasses or unique wit that made him such a successful character in the Ghostbusters saga.

Oh, and he also provided the voice for Egon on the Ghostbusters cartoon, too.


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