Film Critic Roger Ebert Dies at 70

One of America’s most beloved and respected film critics, Roger Ebert, has died. Since losing part of his lower jaw to cancer in 2006–rendering him unable to eat and speak–Ebert launched a webfueled final chapter to his career, in which the writings of the longtime television and newspaper critic came into view for a new generation of fans. A long, moving obituary has been published in the Chicago Sun-Times, where he wrote a regular column for nearly half a century. Two days ago, Ebert wrote a goodbye blog post, announcing a temporary leave, due to his failing health. His final words were: “I’ll see you at the movies.” [Sun-Times]