Bill Murray's Older Brother Ed, 'Caddyshack' Inspiration, Dies

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Actor Bill Murray whose older brother, Ed, died Tuesday. Ed was the inspiration behind the comedy classic 'Caddyshack,' which brother Brian-Doyle Murray co-wrote.

"Rest in paradise, to a true family man and a gentle, sweet soul," says the family.

Bill Murray's older brother, Ed, died Tuesday, the family announced.

In a lengthy post on the Murray family's golf business Instagram account, Ed Murray was remembered as "always being so gracious."

"Named after the family patriarch, it was Ed who introduced the Murray family to this wonderful game of golf — by way of caddying at Indian Hills Country Club — at the age of 10, no less. (They don’t make ‘em like that anymore.)" the post reads.

It was that experience that brother Brian Doyle-Murray used while co-writing the sports comedy classic Caddyshack in which both he and Bill appeared.

"Ed and all five Murray brothers are members of the Caddie Hall of Fame as well — something all the boys take pride in, as this game helped shape their lives," reads the post. "It was an honor for all of us to get to know Ed and to spend time with him over the past half-decade as we’ve built this brand with the Murray family — and his loss is a hole that will never be filled."

Concludes that post, "Thank you for always being so gracious, Ed. Our hearts are with his lovely family. Rest in paradise, to a true family man and a gentle, sweet soul. May we honor your memory from this day forward."