Film critic Roger Ebert dies at 70
The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that legendary film critic Roger Ebert has died. Ebert was 70 years old.
The Sun-Times, home of Ebert's review column for 46 years, wrote on Thursday that Ebert "was without question the nation’s most prominent and influential film critic." He "had been in poor health over the past decade, battling cancers of the thyroid and salivary gland."
The tragic news comes only two days after the Ebert announced that he was cutting back from writing reviews due to his ailing health. The first-ever film critic to win a Pulitzer Prize, Ebert had ambitious plans to relaunch his web site and reconnect with audiences through a campaign to bring back his PBS show "At the Movies."