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Roger Ebert Passes Away

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We are so sad to say Roger Ebert has passed.

The legendary film critic and author struggled valiantly through several years of cancer, and recently announced a recurrence.

It seems he finally succumbed today.

Ebert and his thumb were famous for strong, loud opinions. He gave them for the Chicago Sun-Times for 46 years.

He never stopped writing his reviews even when hosting his famous show with late partner Gene Siskel and later Richard Roeper.

Roger Ebert's film criticism was more than simple movie reviews. Many of his critiques are used in film classes to this day.

He elevated criticism to an art form and films to literature.

Everyone who loves movies has suffered a major loss today.

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16 comments to “Roger Ebert Passes Away”

  1. Be-Atch says – reply to this


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    R.I.P. ….



  2. 2

    What the heck happened? I just read that his cancer returned. Did it really kill him that fast? What a bad surprise!



  3. 3

    WTF?? from what? I thought he just got the cancer. Poor guy, that really sucks.



  4. 4

    "He elevated criticism to an art form and films to literature." WHAT. THE FUCK. IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN? Films to literature? He was a CRITIC who gave his opinions about movies. That's IT. This business of acting like the dead are sudden saints with limitless talent has got to stop. You really are an asshole, Mario, and are in sore need of an education because you suck at writing.
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    Ebert did a good job and was never afraid of controversy. It's a shame that he has suffered so much through the years.



  5. 5

    Through the years he has handled his illness with such dignity. He was a great example of fortitude and grace.



  6. 6

    Very sad, a very brave man. R.I.P

  7. Mike S. Smith says – reply to this


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    Roger Ebert was a very cool guy. Talented journalist who knew the power of the pen. He would have gone on to write many more great reviews and contribute to the consciousness of film fans for decades, were it not for his penchant for chin-withering sushi. That's what ultimately did him in — too many spicy tuna rolls.

    The man was a god. A great, brilliant writer. A bona fide pioneer - both in terms of his reviews and his contribution to the form he pioneered - movie reviews on TV in a "point-counterpoint" manner. God Love him and God Rest His Soul.

  8. stormy says – reply to this


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    Sweet down to earth person. May he rest in peace.

  9. caravaggio_the_humble says – reply to this


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    The GREATEST!



  10. 10

    RIP Roger Ebert you are in the arms of the angels. Prayers to his family.



  11. 11

    Truly sad! He was the legend of the critics. One of the most brilliant minds among the movie critics. I remember watching Siskel and Ebert and their two thumbs up reviews. He and his movie critiques will be greatly missed! R.I.P. Mr. Ebert.

  12. IKG in Calgary says – reply to this


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    He was a much-needed discerning and intelligent "critic" of films in a culture sorely in need of a voice and intellect that were able to influence society in a positive and progressive manner. Without intelligent and honest analysis and heart-felt commentary which is truly guided by a value-driven intention, artists in film would not be able to learn and improve their craft-A potentially inspiring and thoughtful, insightful and soul-growing medium requires that there be a source of inquiry and an outlet for people to look to for guidance & direction. Roger Ebert was such a resource and should be appreciated for his contribution.

  13. Brad says – reply to this


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    Where is the GIANT TRIBUTE from OPRAH. Roger Ebert WAS the person that made her a fortune, by showing her what syndication was



  14. 14

    Re: Brad – You have a point, have already read wonderful tributes from Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorcese and Harvey Weinstein, hopefully Oprah will be heard from.
    Wishing his family the best, he will be sorely missed.



  15. 15

    <3
    Rest in peace, wonderful man.



  16. 16

    Rest In Peace. So sad. I guess it's better for him to pass on than to continually suffer. A big loss for the movie industry.