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Rest in Peace, Harold Ramis

The film icon passes away at 69

Such terrible news this week, as we learned that Harold Ramis, a man who brought us so many laughs for so many years, has died far too soon. From “Animal House” and “Caddyshack” to “National Lampoon’s Vacation” and “Groundhog Day”, it didn’t seem to matter whether the man was writing, directing, or starring in his films. Everything he touched was comedy gold. He inspired countless other actors and filmmakers to follow suit, and was associated with a sort of comedy “dream team” when taken together with the cast of the two “Ghostbusters” films. Sadly, he was hard at work on a third installment in that series when he succumbed to the illness he had been battling for several years. There will be no shortage of tributes to the man, and here’s one of my personal favorite Ramis scenes, from the opening of the classic, “Stripes”.



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Fox has history in broadcasting that spans two decades. From his early days as an FM host and club DJ in the mid-90′s to his later experiences in political talk radio, he has always had a knack for combining topical news with his love for popular culture. Those experiences culminated in his position as executive producer for several radio shows featured in the TALKERS Heavy 100. Originally from New York, Fox has made the great pilgrimage down to sunny south Florida.

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