Veteran Chicago Film Critic Roger Ebert Has Died

Posted by at 1:59 pm on April 4, 2013

Roger EbertSadly veteran Chicago film critic Roger Ebert has passed away at the age of 70  (1942 – 2013) from complications due to cancer.

This news comes just one day after Ebert announced a “Leave of Presence” due to the fact that the cancer he’d been fighting since 2002 had resurfaced following a fractured hip operation in 2012. He had already started to undergo radiation treatment to fight the cancer.

This announcement came 46 years to the date that the beloved critic began writing film reviews for the Chicago Sun-Times in 1967, winning the first and only Pulitzer Prize for film criticism eight years later.

On top of l being the ong-time print critic for the Sun-Times, on television with his shows “Sneak Previews” and “At the Movies,” as well as with his foray onto the internet with his blog at

He is survived by his wife of 11 years, Chaz Ebert née Hammelsmith, who had been producing the most recent incarnation of “At the Movies” with plans for a Kickstarter program to try to revive the show.

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