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Star tributes for Harold Ramis flood Twitter.com

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Feb 24, 2014 | 1:26pm EST

Hollywood stars Jon Favreau, Seth Macfarlane, Elijah Wood and Eli Roth are among the celebrities leading the tributes to Harold Ramis following his death on Monday (24Feb14). The actor, writer and director, best known for his work on Ghostbusters, Caddyshack and Groundhog Day, passed away at the age of 69. Ramis' death stunned celebrity fans and friends, who have flooded Twitter.com with touching tributes. Actor/director Favreau writes, "No no not Harold Ramis. Worked for him years ago. He was the real deal. Growing up, his work changed my life. He will be missed", while Roth tweets, "Oh no, Harold Ramis died. One of my filmmaking heroes. Caddyshack, Stripes, Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day... So sad." Family Guy creator MacFarlane posts, "Harold Ramis was a brilliant, shining example for every comedy writer hoping to achieve excellence the field. He will be sorely missed", and actor Wood writes, "awful news about Harold Ramis. very sad, indeed." Meanwhile, British comedian Stephen Fry hailed Ramis as "a comedy hero", while Scrubs star Zach Braff credited the late funnyman with inspiring him to pursue a career in showbusiness, writing: "If you're my age and got into comedy, Harold Ramis was one of the reasons. Life is fast and over too soon." Patton Oswalt, Karate Kid star Ralph Macchio, Eliza Dushku, Rashida Jones and Mark Hoppus from Blink-182 have also tweeted their shock and sadness following the tragic news.

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