Roger Ebert, probably the most well known film critic there is, has died at the age of 70 after a long battle with cancer.
At this point in my life, in addition to writing about movies, I may write about what it’s like to cope with health challenges and the limitations they can force upon you. It really stinks that the cancer has returned and that I have spent too many days in the hospital. So on bad days I may write about the vulnerability that accompanies illness. On good days, I may wax ecstatic about a movie so good it transports me beyond illness.
Some notable remarks from the Twitterverse:
It is with a heavy heart we report that legendary film critic Roger Ebert (@ebertchicago) has passed away
— Suntimes (@Suntimes) April 4, 2013
We join the world in deep sadness at the loss of a true champion of film, Roger Ebert. His true love of artists was as giant as his talent.
— SundanceFilmFestival (@sundancefest) April 4, 2013
Roger Ebert was a wonderful friend for 30 years, never stopped using his brilliant mind, and made one hell of a fresh salsa
— Steve Dahl (@SteveDahlShow) April 4, 2013
“This is my happening and it freaks me out”. Roger Ebert wrote the truly incredible Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls. He is beyond a legend.
— edgarwright (@edgarwright) April 4, 2013
— Seth Green (@SethGreen) April 4, 2013
RIP Ebert. You inspired my joy for film with your contagious enthusiasm and spirit.
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) April 4, 2013
I was awakened with the news that my friend Roger Ebert has died. I can not express the sadness I feel. Roger was one of a kind.
— Harry Knowles (@headgeek666) April 4, 2013
Roger Ebert. Millions of thumbs up for you. RIP
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) April 4, 2013
RIP the inspiring Roger Ebert. One of the greats.
— Anthony Bourdain (@Bourdain) April 4, 2013
Roger Ebert R.I.P. See you at the movies.
— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) April 4, 2013
RIP Roger Ebert. A beautiful man.
— Kevin Allison (@TheKevinAllison) April 4, 2013
All best thoughts to Roger Ebert who’s undergoing another battle. He’s been a part of my life for my whole career. marquee.blogs.cnn.com/2013/04/03/rog…
— Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) April 3, 2013