In a tweet this morning, the company said "Harold Ramis was a comedy genius. He inspired us. To honour this legend, Burnout Paradise Legendary Cars are free today for Xbox 360," Later in the day, the company said that the DLC would also be available for the PS3.
Harold Ramis passed away Feb. 24, from complications arising from auto-immune inflammatory vasculitis . He was 69 years old.
Best known on-screen as Ghostbuster's Dr. Egon Spengler, Ramis was an icon of Hollywood and an incredible force in the world of comedy. His work in comedy began in the 1970's, and he went on to pen such films as Animal House, Meatballs and eventually directed Caddyshack and Groundhog Day. Ramis and Second City alum Dan Aykroyd wrote Ghostbusters in 1984, a film that would have tremendous influence over popular culture.
The converted 1959 Cadillac ambulance, Ecto-1, is referenced in the Burnout Paradise DLC Legendary Cars as the "Hunter Manhattan Spirit." The free download will only be available today.