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."FULL STORY
Roger Ebert will be greatly missed by movie goers everywhere! 2 thumbs up, Rog, good fight, now RIP!!
he lived what was promised: threescores and ten...psalm 90:10
You are right, two thumbs up for Ebert! What an excellant person he was.
Yes @ S kel, Very good soul he was... ðŸ˜‰ I remember the team fondly
My two favorite film reviewers, Siskel and Ebert, are gone.
RIP, Mr. Ebert.
Such a shame the world lost a good soul.
I have also seen feature stories done on this man and his lovely wife... She also made a great impression on me as well. ðŸ™‚
Roger, Gene has saved you a balcony seat in heaven. Thanks for all the decades of film reviews. We will miss you forever, RIP
From one Chicagoan to another, we miss you already. All my best to your wife and family.
Siskel and Ebert are true American icons.