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Ghostbusters 3 'still on track'

Ghostbusters 3 is still moving ahead despite the death of Harold Ramis, it has been reported

The actor - who played Egon Spengler in the 80s films - was due to make a cameo in the long-awaited movie alongside the other original Ghostbusters, Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd.

But a source told The Hollywood Reporter that although there would be "some repercussions" the sequel is on course.

The insider said: "He was always great to bounce something off of, and that will certainly be missed. But it won't affect the script."

Director Ivan Reitman is apparently planning to meet with Sony bosses to work out how to move forward.

It's thought the script will have to be tweaked as Ramis, Murray and Aykroyd were apparently due to appear briefly in the film to pass the baton to a set of newcomers. It would have been the first time the trio had appeared in the films together since 1989's Ghostbusters 2.

Ramis died this week aged 69, after a four-year battle with an autoimmune disease.

Aykroyd issued a statement saying he was "deeply saddened to hear of the passing of my brilliant, gifted, funny friend ... May he now get the answers he was always seeking".

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