Legendary Film Critic Roger Ebert Has Passed Away
Today we lost a truly great man. Roger Ebert, the celebrated, beloved, and legendary film critic, journalist, and screenwriter has passed away at the age of 70 after a long battle with cancer. Throughout his long and fruitful career he changed the lives of many, inspiring a thirst for cinema and appreciation for the artform. He became a film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times forty-six years ago and has since given us a reason to go to the movies, a reason to think critically, and a reason to love.
Earlier this week he announced that he would be stepping away from the "day-to-day grind," taking a "leave of presence." And sadly, today the Chicago Sun-Times has reported his passing. In his final blog post, he concluded with a closing line that will stay with us forever: "So on this day of reflection I say again, thank you for going on this journey with me. I’ll see you at the movies."
RIP Roger, you will always be with us in your words, on the screen, and in our hearts.