One of my favorite actors, Harold Ramis has died at 69. He directed one of my favorite movies of all time, "Groundhog Day." He was 69.

His death was caused by complications related to autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, a condition Ramis battled for four years. Ramis died Monday morning in his Chicago-area home.

He wrote or co-wrote some of the greatest movies of all time including: "National Lampoon's Animal House" (1978), my favorite sport and golf movie "Caddyshack" (1980), "Stripes" (1981), "Ghostbusters" (1984), "Back To School" (1986) and my favorite "Groundhog Day" (1993). Groundhog Day has been used as the subject of philosophical and religious discussions.

Ramis is survived by his wife, Erica Mann Ramis, three children and two grandchildren. Here are other people we've lost in 2014.