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    Roger Ebert dies at 70 after battle with cancer

    He was widely lauded for his knowledge on movies and film and battled a debilitating illness with extreme courage and positivity. I am sure Ebert has kept his seat warm for the last little while and they are now reunited in another place. RIP, Roger.


    For a film with a daring director, a talented cast, a captivating plot or, ideally, all three, there could be no better advocate than Roger Ebert, who passionately celebrated and promoted excellence in film while deflating the awful, the derivative, or the merely mediocre with an observant eye, a sharp wit and a depth of knowledge that delighted his millions of readers and viewers.
    No good film is too long, he once wrote, a sentiment he felt strongly enough about to have engraved on pens. No bad movie is short enough.
    Ebert, 70, who reviewed movies for the Chicago Sun-Times for 46 years and on TV for 31 years, and who was without question the nations most prominent and influential film critic, died Thursday in Chicago. He had been in poor health over the past decade, battling cancers of the thyroid and salivary gland.
    Roger Ebert dies at 70 after battle with cancer - Chicago Sun-Times
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    Re: Roger Ebert dies at 70 after battle with cancer

    He certainly fought the good fight though I thought his old partner Gene Siskel had the better take on movies.

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    Re: Roger Ebert dies at 70 after battle with cancer

    I know he had a LONG and very painful battle with cancer.

    I hope he is at peace.

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    Re: Roger Ebert dies at 70 after battle with cancer

    Two thumbs up for Mr. Ebert.



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    Re: Roger Ebert dies at 70 after battle with cancer

    Damn.....they were just talking about him on the Radio this morning and how he was going to cut back on his reviews due to his cancer returning. He was Writing a book about the Suffering one must go thru with Treatment. Sorry to hear this. Ebert was one of the Good Guys.

    R.I.P. Mr Ebert.

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    Re: Roger Ebert dies at 70 after battle with cancer

    Man, I hate that. A buddy of mine (fellow movie-buff) turned me on to watching Siskel and Ebert nearly thirty years ago, and I was always found their discussions (and arguments) very insightful.

    Gene Siskel has been dead for quite some time, and poor Ebert has been having a rough time of it for several years... I'm sorry that he's gone.


    RIP, O Movie Critic of Movie Critics.

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    Re: Roger Ebert dies at 70 after battle with cancer

    I didn't always agree with his take on cinema, but he certainly seemed to be an all around decent guy.

    He was an industry icon and he will be missed.

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    Re: Roger Ebert dies at 70 after battle with cancer

    He'll be missed. I trusted his reviews the most.

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    Re: Roger Ebert dies at 70 after battle with cancer

    Roger Ebert was a good guy; and a very productive man.

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    Re: Roger Ebert dies at 70 after battle with cancer

    Ebert refused to call himself "brave" and said, simply, that he played the card that he was dealt.

    I disagree. Losing much of his face to cancer and then relearning to talk and eat and wear a chin prosthetic and face the public again took courage.

    Grateful that he went quickly.

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