Roger Ebert Dies Following "Leave Of Presence" Announcement

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Roger Ebert, probably the most well known film critic there is, has died at the age of 70 after a long battle with cancer.

The news comes just after Ebert announced that he would be taking "a leave of presence" as his cancer returned. In his post on his blog at the Chicago Sun-Times site, Ebert wrote:

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.

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