Bill Murray’s older brother, Ed Murray, sadly passed away at the age of 75.
The news has been shared on Monday before Instagram William Murray Golf Clothing Page.
Ed was also known for being the inspiration for a character in the comic-themed Caddyshack Golf, in which Bell starred.
The post read: “With the heaviest of hearts we announce the death of legend Ed Murray.
“Named after the family patriarch, Ed was the one who introduced the Murrays to this wonderful golf game – via the paddle at the Indian Hills Country Club – at the age of ten, no less. (They don’t make them look like them anymore.)”
She added, “It has been an honor for all of us to get to know Ed and spend time with him for the past half-decade as we’ve built this brand with the Murray family – losing him is a hiatus that will never be. Packed.”
“Thank you for always being generous, Ed. Our hearts go out to his lovely family.
“Rest in Heaven, of a true family man and gentle soul. We hope that we honor your memories from this day onwards.”
Ed was the inspiration for Michael O’Keefe’s character Danny Noonan in the surrealist comedy of the 1980s.
Bell starred in the lead role, with another brother, Brian Doyle Murphy, co-writing it.
The family statement also said: “Ed was the recipient of the Evans scholarship in 1963 while attending Northwestern University – a scholarship awarded to golf boxes – a family story that served as inspiration for Danny Noonan’s character in Kadyshak when – Murray participated in In writing this famous script.
“Ed and all of the five Murray brothers are members of the Caddy Hall of Fame, too – which is something all boys are proud of, as this game helped shape their lives.”
Ed, Bill and Brian also have brothers Joel and John.
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