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Tilda Swinton Leads Dance Along in Roger Ebert's Memory!

Tilda Swinton leads an audience full of 1,500 people in a dance along to honor the late film critic Roger Ebert over the weekend at the 2013 Ebertfest event in Champaign, Ill.

Tilda promised you that we are going to do something that they do at her film festival and film events in Scotland. We are going to have an audience dance along,” Roger‘s wife Chaz Ebert told the crowd.

“We’re not dancing up here. We’re coming down to dance with you because if we dance up here you’re just going to sit and watch us and laugh,” Tilda said before running down into the crowd to dance along to Barry White‘s song “You’re The First, The Last, My Everything.”

Tilda Swinton Leads Dance Along in Roger Ebert’s Memory!

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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Roger Ebert: Two Thumbs Up!

Legendary film critic Roger Ebert keeps his spirits up and gives his patented two-thumbs up as he accepts the ShoWest Career Achievement in Film Journalism Award at the Paris Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada on Thursday (April 2).

The 66-year-old film icon has been battling thyroid cancer since 2002 and in 2006 had surgery to combat the cancer. The surgery saved his life, however, he lost his voice in the process.

Via email, he said, “I am in good health, and cancer-free. After major surgeries, I have lost the ability to speak, which I did a great deal of over the years at Boulder. … But I can’t complain.”

Also pictured below is actress Virginia Madsen with Roger.

Best wishes for health and happiness to Roger!

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