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     Roger Ebert (1942 – 2013)

April 5, 2013
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Famous film critic passes away

Film critic Roger Ebert died yesterday after an 11-year battle different types of cancers. He was 70 years old.   Ebert had been battling cancer in one form or another for the past 11 years and ultimately lost his jaw and his ability to speak because of it.   Despite his health issues, Ebert continued to work and wrote about 300 reviews last year alone.   He is survived by his wife Chaz and his step-daughter and two step-grandchildren.   Ebert, along with his former co-host Gene Siskel (Who died in 1999), trademarked their famous “thumbs-up, thumbs down” rating system.

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