Pic: Fans leave Twinkies outside Ghostbusters fire station in New York in tribute to Harold Ramis 5 years ago

Pic: Fans leave Twinkies outside Ghostbusters fire station in New York in tribute to Harold Ramis

The actor and director's most famous scene from Ghostbusters inspired many to pay a particularly sweet tribute last night.

In a bid to explain the rather complex world of psychokinetic energy to his fellow Ghostbusters in the original movie, Dr Egon Spengler uses the humble Twinkie.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzaQjS1JstY

And with the news that the man who played Dr Spengler, Harold Ramis, had passed away last night, fans of the movie headed to the site of the 'Ghostbusters' house to pay tribute.

The 8th Hook and Ladder firehouse in New York was where the external shots of the Ghostbusters house were shot (the internal stuff was all done in LA) and fans flocked there last night to put down some flowers and candles in memory of Ramis. But more than a few Twinkies appeared among the tributes too, bringing a sense of humour one of the funniest men in movies would have appreciated.

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Pic via Gothamist commenter Rob T Firefly