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Roger Ebert Dead at 70

Roger Ebert Dead at 70

Famed film critic Roger Ebert has passed away at the age of 70, the Chicago Sun Times reports.

The movie aficionado lost his battle with cancer after suffering on and off for many years.

“I am not going away. My intent is to continue to write selected reviews but to leave the rest to a talented team of writers hand-picked and greatly admired by me,” Roger wrote on his blog recently about his cancer recurrence.

In 2006, Roger battled cancer of the lower jaw, and lost his ability to eat and speak, but continued working as a critic.

Our thoughts go out to Roger‘s friends and family during this difficult time.

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  • ohmyCanada

    RIP, sir.

  • http://www.jdbrecords.blogspot.com MrJeffery

    really sad.

  • Akari

    I wasn’t expected that R.I.P.

  • toby

    That’s so sad, so sad.

  • Lisa

    I expected it after I learned the cancer had returned (he wrote about it 2 days ago). He will be missed, but I am glad he is no longer suffering. My prayers goes to his wife, family, and friends.

  • http://justjared saira

    Siskel and Ebert were the best critics ever. RIP.

  • alex

    rest in peace buddy

  • missy

    This is so sad. He seemed like such a nice man. RIP

  • ash

    RIP…

  • plez

    RIP Mr Ebert and thank you for the great articles about movies.

  • CM

    RIP

  • RT

    a courageous, wise and thoughtful man. a sad loss for us all.

  • Lalalove

    Oh man. R.I.P, Roger. Life is short, people…

  • Karen

    He wrote about so much more than movies – he made us think about who we are, and why we are here. Truly one of the great elders of our society who will be greatly missed.

  • ha ha

    A Real Fighter, RIP!

  • AMY

    Ewwww, what happened to that guy’s face?!

  • JMHO

    Simply the best at what he did. Surely will be missed.

  • torii

    RIP to Roger. Simply the best and most intense reviewer who was truly a fan of our favorite pasttime, the movies.

  • Pretty Ka

    @AMY: It’s called cancer… ASSHOLE.

  • Jessica

    OMG! He was my favourite critic. A legend has died and he will be missed. R.I.P Mr. Ebert!

  • TC

    RIP Roger. So proud to have grown up with the program you shared with your Chicago film critic peer Gene Siskel, Sneak Previews and At the Movies on PBS. Your movie criticism will be missed.

  • Suri the meal ticket

    So sad. So very sad.
    RIP, you brilliant mind.

  • Read

    RIP! This is so very sad!

  • Kulian

    RIP! Thank you for the your work and for loving Cloud Atlas!

  • siennagold

    So very sad. I enjoyed reading his reviews. RIP.

  • Rocky

    @saira:

    I could not agree with you more. They were one of a kind. They’re in heaven right now with thumbs ‘up’ or ‘down’.

  • Rocky

    @Karen:

    SO TRUE! Beautiful statement. Thanks.

  • Journalistic

    I’ve always really admired him, such a loss.

  • YIB

    RIP

  • shay

    Only found out yesterday, I’m still in such a shock. Mr. Ebert is a film critic I’ve looked up too since I was 12, (I’m 19 now). His death really marks the end of an era. He and his criticism will be missed terribly.. Roger Ebert may you rest in peace sir, my prayers go out to his wife, family, friends and fellow admirers =’(

  • shay

    Only found out yesterday, I’m still in such a state of shock. Mr. Ebert was a film critic I’ve looked up too since I was 12, (I’m 19 now). His death really marks the end of an era. He and his criticism will be missed terribly.. Roger Ebert may you rest in peace sir, my prayers go out to his wife, family, friends and fellow admirers =’(

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