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In Honor.. by Lionheartcartoon In Honor.. by Lionheartcartoon
I learned today that a staple of my childhood passed away at the young age of 69.  While I knew not his real name as a kid, Mr Harold Ramis still infused all of what made the character of Egon Spengler with everything that was awesome in being a scientist that devotes himself to making the world a better place.

Boy.. did my folks know how much I loved the Ghostbusters movie.  I once wanted to be a scientist thanks to that man's character.  Dang, I made hydrogen in the bathroom sink!  But life being as it is, I'm nowhere near that little goal I once set myself to.

Only yesterday Egon was explaining how the Slime Blower MK][ was adapted to the main Proton Pack.  I had no idea that his voice would now be extinct.

Mr. Spengler is up there with Indiana Jones and Captain Jean Luc Picard as some male models that I admired for many things during my youth.

My condolences go to his family, friends and fellow fans.  He will not be forgotten.

Those little drawings were made recently as part of an exercise.. I colored one of them just now because a hero deserves that much.  I only wish it was more.
Godspeed, Mr Ramis. *Salute*
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werelightshine Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
It's a shame he had to die.

Same with John Lennon and George harrison.

These men lost their lives after precious few years of entertaining and inspiring us, bless them for that.
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finnigan16 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2016
Really nice work... He was a childhood hero of mine as well, I still remember I was picking my girlfriend up at Memorial University of Newfoundland when I heard on the radio that he'd passed. It was raining.
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StePandy Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
='(
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NCWeber Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome drawing!  Personally, it baffled me to no end that they make the character a blond in the animated series. But, there you are.
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Lionheartcartoon Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
YEah.. that never really sat well with me.. along with a blue/turquoise suit with a pink trim.
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NCWeber Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think that was Ninja Turtle syndrome because obviously kids are so brain dead they can't tell one character from another.
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kpslover007 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
May he rest in peace.
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maddodge1 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
May he rest in peace
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
<3
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chibimax Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
only 69? that's young to die (and this is comming from a 24 year old!) I always liked him playing in Ghostbusters. We'll always can remember him from the movies. He may not be here on this world anymore, but he never will be forgotten. 

RIP Harold Ramis
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TheNiteRain Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
I'm torn, while I was happy to see new work from you being posted, I'm also sad that it is being posted because of these circumstances. 
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chadporter Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You did good m'man :clap: Harold would be proud :)
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Lonestarr357 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
Very nice drawing and tribute.
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LhasaApso Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really liked Harold Ramis as Egon Spengler.
I also enjoyed some movies directed by Ramis such as 'Groundhog Day' (starring Bill Murray, another Ghostbuster!) and 'Year One'.

Passing away at such a young age is sad news, indeed. :(

Rest in peace, Mr. Ramis. :iconsaluteplz:
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GJDS-7 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wait what?
*goes to Wikipedia*...
...On my Birthday what the f$#%@?:o
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ABronyAccount Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
He Gone Spengler. :( (Sad) 
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LeDaverix Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Read it today, RIP mistr Spengler.

Great pic :)

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LeDaverix Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Sometimes i could throw my Memory of Names into the Waste. -.- 

... RIP Harold Ramis ..  pardon for that.

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MechanicalFirefly Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I found out about his death through this picture.  May he rest in peace.
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STUFF-by-MJM Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014   Digital Artist
-depressed sigh- i knew when i saw more then one Egon post on the main page something was up. 
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Lionheartcartoon Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
May his legacy continue to inspire.
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Lotharen Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nicely done! RIP Harold Ramis.
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TheDoctor3 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
Rip Harold. Great work on the pic!
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angel1985 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
So much for a possible Ghostsbusters 3 movie...
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struck3Xbylightning Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A touching and fitting tribute.

I too loved Ramis' take on the scientist, who showed that you can be nerdy but still cool.

Time to bust out the DVD and watch it again.
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tincan6 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
Who will I show my collection of spores, mold and fungus to?
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emi100 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
Wonderful!
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d-azulrgb Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
Rest In Peace, Egon, you will be missed
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Gibbagobba Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
Why didn't I hear about this earlier? Wow...
God bless you, Mr. Ramis - and may you rest in peace.
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Advent3546 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
A little bit of my childhood died with the passing of Harold. I remember watching Ghostbusters, Caddyshack and Groundhog Day over and over again when I was young and I still do. Any death of a comedian is a tragedy and Ramis always saw comedy coinciding with tragedy.

I just hope that he's a ghost and he's slumming it at Bill Murray's house forever.

"Do. Re. Egon!"
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Lionheartcartoon Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
Caddyshack had great humor that I Remember to this day.. Groundhog day was so great in terms of a 'what if' movie that was so brilliant that it deserved all of the praise towards it.  Ghostbusters hit me harder than the previous two.

My childhood got shocked as well by this news
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Soul-Daemon Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
" doeeee!"
" Rayyyy!"
" Egon!" 
that playful look into the camera will be how I choose to remember him most.  www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fcyktk…
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twiflutterpie Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This was really nice of u to do. I loved ghostbusters as a child and still do. Rest in peace Mr. Ramis
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StarDragon77 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
69 years old.  Same age as my mother when she passed away.
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AmericanMustang18 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
Comedy will never be the same without Ramis!
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Liokaiser Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
Sad news indeed. He will be missed.
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Lionheartcartoon Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
indeed he will
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InfernoTornado Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
You and I are in the same boat. I'm going to miss this actor, and his characters. Very nice drawings of him, good job.
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Lionheartcartoon Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
Many thanks.  I will miss him as well. 
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InfernoTornado Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer

Your welcome. I've been watching a marathon of movies he was involved with, to remember him.

 

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Overthelakepancake Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

 those feels, so many. we will miss you Harold Ramis/Egon Spengler. I can  picture him driving the ecto-1 into the sunset. such feels.

:iconfeelsplz:Pikachu Crying Plz :iconiknowthatfeelbroplz:

Died: Feb. 24, 2014

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Lionheartcartoon Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
*hug*
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Hellmouth497 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
He died!? NOOOOOOOOO! HE WAS AWESOME IN STRIPES!
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Lionheartcartoon Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
He was awesome everywhere.. he left an amazing legacy.
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The-12th-Doctor86 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Student Artist
Rest in peace Egon Spengler, now you can study those ghosts as one yourself now. :c
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Sharper-The-Writer Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Wow.... a legend gone... :( RIP....
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Blarghface10 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
*Cries internally*
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Lionheartcartoon Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
Me too, My friend...
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Rexlare Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
May he rest in peace.
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ace5 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
RIP Mr Harold Ramisor as all 80s kids knew you as Egon Spengler one of the heroes that showed us not to be scared of the dark, It is thanks too you that i ain't afraid of no ghost. You will be missed,Waaaah! 
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