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After hearing the news of Harold Ramis's death on Monday, devotees of the comedy legend sought out ways to remember his outstanding contributions to film. President Obama was among the many fans expressing their sorrow and gratitude. The President released a statement celebrating Ramis's ability to make viewers laugh and think at the same time: "When we watched his movies ... we didn't just laugh until it hurt. We questioned authority. We identified with the outsider. We rooted for the underdog. And through it all, we never lost our faith in happy endings." Meanwhile, New Yorkers gathered to create their own tribute, »

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