Who you gonna call? Harold Ramis fans


Downtown Express photos by Milo Hess
Downtown Express photos by Milo Hess


Fans of Harold Ramis flocked to Tribeca’s “‘Ghostbusters’ Firehouse” Tuesday for a makeshift memorial to honor the writer, actor and director who died Mon., Feb. 24, from complications of autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis at the age of 69.

“All the movies he’s done. Looking back at the list, it’s all my favorite movies. It’s heartbreaking,” said Alice Sorensen, a fan who was crying near the memorial.


Ramis, who co-starred in and co-wrote “Ghostbusters”, also co-wrote many of the classic comedies of the last four decades including “Animal House”, “Groundhog Day”, Caddyshack, and “Stripes”.

The memorial on N. Moore St. included burning candles, flowers, as well as items connected to Dr. Egon Spengler, his “Ghostbusters” character —  Twinkies and Crunch Bars.


“Hilarious in one word is the best way to describe him. The movies he’s been involved in, especially ‘Ghostnusters’. He played it so straight,” said Chris Rauch.

— Nicolas Fernandes