LOS ANGELES - Pulitzer-Prize winning film critic Roger Ebert died on Thursday, the Chicago Sun-Times
said, two days after he said his cancer of 10 years ago had returned.
"It is with a heavy heart we report that legendary film critic Roger Ebert (@ebertchicago) has passed away," the newspaper where Ebert worked for decades said on Twitter."There is a hole that can't be filled. One of the greats has left us. Roger Ebert has passed away at the age of 70," the Chicago Sun-Times
Ebert gained national prominence with fellow Chicago film critic Gene Siskel on the television show At the Movies with Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert
, coining the phrase "Two Thumbs Up." After Siskel's death in 1999, Ebert teamed with critic Richard Roeper, but later quit for health reasons.