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(CNN) – A White House goodbye to the zen master of comedy.
Harold Ramis could find humor in every aspect of life, even death. And now, even the Obamas are paying their respects to the actor, writer, director and all around comic genius who died Monday at the age of 69, after giving viewers such classics as "Ghostbusters," "Animal House," "Groundhog Day," and of course, "Caddyshack."
"When you die, on your deathbed, you will receive total consciousness," Bill Murray's "Caddyshack" character Carl Spackler said. "So I got that goin' for me, which is nice."
The Obamas alluded to that famous line in their statement on Ramis's passing: "Our thoughts and prayers are with Harold's wife, Erica, his children and grandchildren, and all those who loved him, who quote his work with abandon, and who hope that he received total consciousness."
We here at "The Lead" hope so, too.
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