Ed Murray, eldest brother of Invoice Murray and the inspiration for Caddyshack, has died.
A tribute was posted to Ed on the William Murray Gold Instagram web page – a golf attire firm run by Invoice alongside his brothers.
In addition to working the corporate alongside his brothers, Ed was the inspiration for Michael O’Keefe’s Danny Noonan character in Caddyshack. Invoice starred within the movie written by his different brother, Brian along with Harold Ramis and Douglas Kenney.
“It’s with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of the legend Ed Murray,” the tribute started.
It continued: “Named after the household patriarch, it was Ed who launched the Murray household to this excellent sport of golf—by the use of caddying at Indian Hills Nation Membership—on the age of 10, no much less. (They don’t make ‘em like that anymore.)
“Ed was the recipient of the Evans Scholarship again in 1963, whereas attending Northwestern College—a scholarship awarded to golf caddies—a household storyline which served as inspiration for the Danny Noonan character in ‘Caddyshack’ when Brian Doyle-Murray co-wrote that iconic screenplay.
“Ed and all 5 Murray brothers are members of the Caddie Corridor of Fame, as properly—one thing all of the boys take delight in, as this sport helped form their lives.”
The tribute concluded: “It was an honor for all of us to get to know Ed and to spend time with him over the previous half decade as we’ve constructed this model with the Murray household—and his loss is a gap that can by no means be crammed.
“Thanks for all the time being so gracious, Ed. Our hearts are together with his pretty household.”
Joel Murray, the youngest of Ed’s brothers, additionally posted a tweet in tribute to his late brother.
“Ed was the great Murray…who remembered everybody’s identify,” he wrote.
Ed was the great Murray ❤️ who remembered everybody’s identify. ❤️ https://t.co/dHrFLoJtJR
— Joel Murray (@JoelMurray9of9) November 24, 2020
Not like his brothers, Ed didn’t enterprise into leisure. As reported in a Chicago Tribune interview in 2015, he initially labored as a broadcasting rep in Chicago earlier than later working as a stockbroker in California.
He did, nevertheless, have a small position in Caddyshack. Talking about his expertise of that, Ed stated: “They invited me on the market for one week after I was working for Dean Witter in Santa Maria to return out and watch the present, they usually made an additional so I received $37 to be an additional.
“I used to be often within the background someplace behind the scenes or on the driving vary. However Harold Ramis, the director, stated we’ve got to provide you a close-up and there’s this one scene the place this girl will get hit by the membership and is mendacity on the deck they usually have me come up proper behind her holding a beer in my hand.”
Within the interview, when requested if he had ever thought-about venturing into leisure Ed replied: “No, by no means. I’ve emceed dinners in California and that’s so far as I’ve gotten in present enterprise.”