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    Movie Critic Roger Ebert has passed away, age 70

    Just a few days after posting his last blog post about how his cancer had returned and he was backing off his workload, he's lost his battle.

    For all of us who love movies and culture (and who doesn't?) this is such a loss.

    RIP Roger. Chicago will miss you.
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    I am so sorry to hear this. I just read about the return of the cancer.

    May he rest in peace.
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    What sad news. He seemed like such a genuinely kind person.

    I hope his family and friends can find comfort for their loss.
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    Oh that sucks! Two thumbs down. I will miss his work immensely. He was one of the few critics who I trusted to always deliver a thoughtful review. He put up such good fight.

    My 13 year-old nephew has been a fan of his for years. Roger was his favorite critic!

    Gene - slide over and make some room on that couch!

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    I'm very grateful for the love of movies; and serious journalism about the artform which he shared with all of us,
    He and Gene Siskel will now be able to continue their ongoing discussions.

    RIP.
    You will be missed.

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    RIP, Roger Ebert. You put up a long and brave fight with an awful disease and will be greatly missed. Condolences to his wife Chaz, family, friends, colleagues, and all who appreciated his writing.

    His hometown has been gearing up for the annual "Ebertfest" film festival, which will start in less than two weeks. Roger organized the first "Overlooked Film Festival" in 1999 as a tribute to his late colleague, Gene Siskel (who died much too young from a brain tumor) and this year is the 15th anniversary. It just won't be the same without Roger's presence.
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    Wow RIP

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    I admired how he handled his fight with cancer publicly - a great model for dealing with challenges in a gutsy and classy way. RIP Roger.
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    When I heard his cancer returned, I had a feeling it was only a matter of time. I didn't think it would be so soon though. RIP Roger Ebert. You will be missed.

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    I've always enjoyed his review. RIP Roger

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    Gone far too soon.

    Can't you just see him up there right now w/Gene going around to all of the legends of Hollywood and having a ball chatting them up?

    Godspeed Sir and Rest In Peace.

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    Used to love watching Siskel and Ebert, tho I thought Roger had a bullying, uppity attitude. He would appear to be actually insulted if Siskel didn't agree with his review, and the gentle-minded Gene often seemed afraid to. I found myself constantly yelling "IT'S JUST YOUR OPINION!" at the tv screen! But I kept watching. lol

    But what a wonderful career he had...to be paid big bucks to give movie reviews!! I'm still jealous!

    RIP

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    This makes me very sad. I always enjoyed his reviews, even when I didn't agree with them- mainly because he was a good writer as well as a good critic. RIP
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    A great loss to the filmgoing public. A good man in all respects.
    Prayers to his lovely wife Chaz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duane View Post
    Used to love watching Siskel and Ebert, tho I thought Roger had a bullying, uppity attitude. He would appear to be actually insulted if Siskel didn't agree with his review, and the gentle-minded Gene often seemed afraid to. I found myself constantly yelling "IT'S JUST YOUR OPINION!" at the tv screen! But I kept watching. lol
    I never knew how much of their arguing was "real" and how much was exaggerated for the show. Roger shed a lot of light on it for me in his 2009 tribute to Gene, on the 10th anniversary of his death.
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    Re: Movie Critic Roger Ebert has passed away, age 70

    Aww, dang it, he was much too young!

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    Just saw this on the cnn website. Ebert will be missed.

    RIP Roger.

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    What a courageous man. He added so much to so many people's enjoyment of the movies. We'll keep watching them for you, Roger! Two thumbs up for Siskel and Ebert!

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    For his attitude regarding having cancer and later losing his ability to eat and talk (which would devastate most, I think), Ebert will forever be my hero. I'm glad he didn't seem to suffer too long and was lucid until his final days.
    Last edited by Anita18; 04-05-2013 at 02:20 AM.

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    Aw, that's sad. I didn't always agree with him, but his knowledge about and passion for movies was unsurpassed. His written reviews were often more entertaining than the movies themselves, and they always gave me insight and food for thought.

    RIP, Roger.

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