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NYC's "Ghostbusters" Firehouse

Harold Ramis, A.K.A. Dr. Egon Spengler, dies at 69

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    Tribeca is home to the firehouse made famous in Ghostbusters. See the tributes fans paid to the late Harold Ramis A.K.A. Egon Spengler at the legendary site.

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    New Yorkers gathered to create their own tribute, building a touching impromptu shrine outside of the favorite Ramis haunt: Hook & Ladder 8.

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    "When we watched his movies ... we didn't just laugh until it hurt. We questioned authority. We identified with the outsider. We rooted for the underdog. And through it all, we never lost our faith in happy endings." - President Obama

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    Hook & Ladder 8 is better known as the iconic firehouse from the Ghostbusters movies is located in TriBeCa.

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    Ramis has made many outstanding contributions to film. His writing credits include National Lampoon's Vacation, Animal House, Stripes, and Ghostbusters.

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    Many of Hollywood's celebs tweeted their thoughts on Harold's passing. Seth MacFarlane tweeted, "Harold Ramis was a brilliant, shining example for every comedy writer hoping to achieve excellence the field. He will be sorely missed."

    Photo: February 24, 2014/Maura Keane for iHeartRadio

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    Seth Rogen shared, "Very sad to hear about Harold Ramis. I was lucky enough to have him play my father in Knocked Up, and he was one of the coolest, nicest guys."

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    Ron Howard tweeted, "Harold Ramis RIP. No one could ever top him in terms of somehow being cool & off-the-charts creative and incredibly kind & gracious."

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    Fans stopped by the building to leave flowers, candles, photos and other mementos unique to Ramis' Ghostbusters character.

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    "Harold Ramis and I together did the National Lampoon Show off Broadway, Meatballs, Stripes, Caddyshack, Ghostbusters and Groundhog Day," Murray said. He earned his keep on this planet. God bless him." - Bill Murray

    Photo: February 24, 2014/Maura Keane for iHeartRadio

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    Harold was very smart, and has said many great things.

    "First and foremost, you have to make the movie for yourself. And that's not to say, to hell with everyone else, but what else have you got to go on but your own taste and judgment?" - Harold Ramis

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    "I'd like to think I'd never do a gratuitous fart joke." - Harold Ramis

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    "My characters aren't losers. They're rebels. They win by their refusal to play by everyone else's rules." - Harold Ramis

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    "I always claim that the writer has done 90 percent of the director's work." - Harold Ramis

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    "Acting is all about big hair and funny props... All the great actors knew it. Olivier knew it, Brando knew it." - Harold Ramis

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    "No matter what I have to say, I'm still trying to say it in comedic form." - Harold Ramis

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    "I feel a big obligation to the audience, almost in a moral sense, to say something useful. If I'm going to spend a year of my life on these things, I want something that I feel that strongly about." - Harold Ramis

    Photo: February 24, 2014/Maura Keane for iHeartRadio

 
 

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