Legendary Film Critic Roger Ebert Dies at 70

Legendary Film Critic Roger Ebert Dies at 70

Roger Ebert, the iconic film critic whose “thumbs up” stamp of approval convinced millions of movie goers to give his recommendations a go, has died after a long battle with cancer. He was 70.

The shocking news came a day after Ebert announced he was cutting back his workload to fight a recurrence of cancer.

Ebert, along with longtime film critic and friend Gene Siskel, created the syndicated Siskel & Ebert movie review show in the 1980s which helped give prominence to movie criticism.

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