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Roger Ebert Is Dead

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Legendary movie critic Roger Ebert has passed away at the age of 70. He had been battling cancer for the past decade. If you have time today, do go read Will Leitch on his correspondence with Ebert from a couple years back (a sampling: "I would love to say that I enjoyed fornicating on the Daily Illini desk, but if I remember it correctly, I suspect the splinters would have made the endeavor unpleasant").

The Sun-Times, which hired Ebert back in April 1967, published his final post on Tuesday. Ebert signed off with, "I'll see you at the movies."


My Roger Ebert Story [Deadspin]
Roger Ebert: The Essential Man [Esquire]
Roger Ebert dies at 70 after battle with cancer [Sun-Times]

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