Influential US film critic Roger Ebert dead at 70

By REUTERS
April 4, 2013 23:27

 
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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 added.



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.

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