‘Ghostbusters’ director Ivan Reitman died at the age of 75 in his home while sleeping on Saturday night.
“Our family is grieving the unexpected loss of a husband, father, and grandfather who taught us to always seek the magic in life,” children Jason Reitman, Catherine Reitman and Caroline Reitman said in a joint statement, according to Breitbart News.
“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,” they added.
“We take comfort that his work as a filmmaker brought laughter and happiness to countless others around the world,” reads the statement. “While we mourn privately, we hope those who knew him through his films will remember him always.” https://t.co/Onv47irdlI pic.twitter.com/Rqog4dmCsS
— Variety (@Variety) February 14, 2022
Reitman was also known for producing “National Lampoon’s Animal House,” along with the Bill Murray films “Meatballs” and “Stripes.”
His list of films spanned decades, including the films “Twins,” “Kindergarten Cop,” and “Six Day, Seven Nights” as a director, while producing other films, including the well-known dog film “Beethoven.”
BREAKING: Ivan Reitman, the influential filmmaker and producer behind beloved comedies from “Animal House” to “Ghostbusters,” has died at 75, his family said. https://t.co/cRyzdKSrZH
— The Associated Press (@AP) February 14, 2022
His films will continue to entertain viewers for years to come. Reitman is survived by his wife Genevieve and three children.