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Ivan Reitman, director of a series of Bill Murray comedies that helped to define a generation - Meatballs, Stripes, and Ghostbusters - has passed away.  He was 75.

Reitman also was the producer of a sophisticated drawing room comedy called National Lampoon's Animal House, as well as of movies that ranged from Up In The Air to Space Jam to the recent Ghostbusters: Afterlife, which was directed by his son, Jason Reitman.  And his other directing credits included hits like Dave, Twins, Junior, and Draft Day.