Roger Ebert; Legendary Film Critic Dies at Age 70

Posted April 4, 2013 by Rick in Movie News


Robert Ebert has passed away at the age of 70. He was one of the most influential and famous film critics of his time. It has been said that he died of complications of cancer. Ebert has wrote more than fifteen books in his lifetime including his autobiography, Life itself in the year of 2011. Ebert became the first to film critic to win the pulitzar prize for criticism in 1975. He wrote for newspapers but in the age of television his “Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down” show brought his criticism to an even wider audience.

On April 2nd, Ebert told his readers that the past hip fracture “has been revealed to be a cancer” and that he will be receiving radiation treatment. He said “On bad days I may write about the vulnerability that accompanies illness. On a good day I may wax ecstatic about a movie so good it transports me beyond illness.” Our deepest condolences to Ebert’s family and friends.