Ghostbusters Star Harold Ramis (Spengler) Passes Away

February 24, 2014 by brennon

I think it’s safe to say that at one point or another we’ve all watched Ghostbusters, either as films, the TV cartoon or in newer incarnations as video games or even LEGO. It’s then sad news to hear that Harold Ramis, or Egon Spengler as most people will know him, died aged 69.

Ghost Busters

Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II were insanely funny comedy movies that had the right mix of slapstick, horror and action to make them instant classics. The dynamic of the trio (later adding in Winston Zeddemore) was undeniable from the crackpot Stantz to the witty Venkman. Spengler was always the straight guy but no less funny. Can’t forget that scene about Twinkies.

There were rumours abound of a return to the screen for Ghostbusters but this has been something that’s drifted around in development hell for a while now. With Ramis gone the likelihood is even less so but would it really be the same without him?

So, I think tonight you should all dig out Ghosbusters and give it a watch.

Who you gonna call?