Ivan Reitman, who directed the original Ghostbusters as well as its sequel, has passed away Saturday (February 12), AP News reported. He was 75 at the time of his death.

According to his family, Reitman passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home in Montecito, California. His children Caroline, Catherine and Jason Reitman issued a joint statement.

“Our family is grieving the unexpected loss of a husband, father, and grandfather who taught us to always seek the magic in life,” the family said in their joint statement.

“We take comfort that his work as a filmmaker brought laughter and happiness to countless others around the world. While we mourn privately, we hope those who knew him through his films will remember him always.”


Reitman was known for creating bawdy comedies. His big break came with “National Lampoon’s Animal House.” He would go on to work with longtime associate Bill Murray on different films, most notably “Ghostbusters.”

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