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The Second City Remembers The Life Of Harold Ramis (1944-2014)

02/28/2014 02:42 pm ET | Updated Feb 28, 2014

Considered by some to be one of the funniest writer-directors of his generation, Harold Ramis passed away Monday of complications from autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis.

At 69 years old, the actor and comedian left behind a wife and three children, but also an incredible legacy.

Along with starring in several roles, Ramis is credited with writing four of the American Film Institute's 100 Funniest Movies, including Ghostbusters (no. 28), Groundhog Day (no. 34), Animal House (no. 36) and Caddyshack (no. 71).

Watch as Second City Network, the legendary birthplace of improv-based sketch comedy, pays tribute to Ramis' life with this moving video.

In one particular highlight, Ramis reminisces about the deal he made in 1966 with his best friend Michael Shamberg, who is now a successful movie producer:

"Let's never take a job we have to dress up for and let's never do anything we don't like." He went on to say, "I now tell students: identify the most talented person in the room, and if it's not you, go stand next to them."

Ramis also references time he spent with other acclaimed actors and comedians like John Belushi, Bill Murray and Joe Flaherty.

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