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  • Feb 24 2014

    SC Friend and Alum Harold Ramis Passes Away

    It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of our dear friend and alumni, Harold Ramis. It is a great loss for his family and the film and entertainment communities. Our thoughts are with his wife Erica and their family.

    "It is impossible to overstate the personal and professional influence that Harold Ramis has had on all of us at The Second City. He was a natural leader, a trusted friend and so generous with his own talent that he made everyone he ever worked with look like a genius. We are devastated to lose him so young but we were all enriched by the years we did get to partake of his particular brilliance." - Andrew Alexander, CEO & Executive Producer of The Second City

    Funeral and memorial details are unknown at this time. We’ll post updates once details have been confirmed.

    Donations to the Harold Ramis Memorial Scholarship Fund can be made through The Second City Training Center. The Harold Ramis Memorial Scholarship provides access to improvisation and writing classes at The Second City Training Center in Chicago.

    "This scholarship honors the memory of Harold Ramis, a beloved alumnus of The Second City with deep roots in Chicago," states Andrew Alexander, CEO & Executive Producer of The Second City, "and honors his legacy of identifying, mentoring and developing new talent."

    Donations can be made online or mailed to:
    Harold Ramis Memorial Scholarship
    c/o The Second City Training Center
    1616 N. Well St.
    Chicago, IL 60614

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