Bill Murray’s Brother, Who Inspired “Caddyshack,” Dies

Bill Murray’s brother, who served as inspiration for the golf movie “Caddyshack” has died, according to the William Murray Golf Instagram account. 

Ed Murray was the recipient of the Evans Scholarship, a scholarship awarded to golf caddies, back in 1963 while attending Northwestern University , and caddying at Indian Hills Country Club. 

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He served as the inspiration for the character of Danny Noonan in “Caddyshack.” 

There was no age or cause of death given. 

The Murray Instagram Account issued the following statement: 

It’s with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of the legend Ed Murray.

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.)

Ed was the recipient of the Evans Scholarship back in 1963, while attending Northwestern University—a scholarship awarded to golf caddies—a family storyline which served as inspiration for the Danny Noonan character in ‘Caddyshack’ when Brian Doyle-Murray co-wrote that iconic screenplay.

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.

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.

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.

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