Film critic Roger Ebert dies
April 4th, 2013
03:44 PM ET

Film critic Roger Ebert dies

Legendary film critic Roger Ebert, who this week said he was facing a recurrence of cancer, has died at 70, according to the Chicago Sun-Times, which syndicated his column.

In an essay on his blog Tuesday, Ebert explained he was planning to slow down and reduce the number of movie reviews he wrote. Ebert had already lost his voice and much of his jaw after battling thyroid and salivary gland cancer.

"My intent is to continue to write selected reviews but to leave the rest to a talented team of writers handpicked and greatly admired by me," Ebert wrote. "What's more, I'll be able at last to do what I've always fantasized about doing: reviewing only the movies I want to review."


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  1. fernace

    Roger Ebert will be greatly missed by movie goers everywhere! 2 thumbs up, Rog, good fight, now RIP!!

    April 4, 2013 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  2. s kel

    You are right, two thumbs up for Ebert! What an excellant person he was.

    April 4, 2013 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Mary

    Yes @ S kel, Very good soul he was... 😉 I remember the team fondly

    April 4, 2013 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    My two favorite film reviewers, Siskel and Ebert, are gone.
    RIP, Mr. Ebert.

    April 4, 2013 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  5. dazzle ©

    Such a shame the world lost a good soul.

    April 4, 2013 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Mary

    I have also seen feature stories done on this man and his lovely wife... She also made a great impression on me as well. 🙂

    April 4, 2013 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Monty Python

    Roger, Gene has saved you a balcony seat in heaven. Thanks for all the decades of film reviews. We will miss you forever, RIP

    April 4, 2013 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Mr Dalloway

    From one Chicagoan to another, we miss you already. All my best to your wife and family.

    April 5, 2013 at 8:10 am | Report abuse |