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RIP: Legendary film critic Roger Ebert has passed away

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The balcony is closed.

— Ken Jennings (@KenJennings) April 4, 2013

The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that Ebert has died after a long battle with cancer:

It is with a heavy heart we report that legendary film critic Roger Ebert (@ebertchicago) has passed away

— Suntimes (@Suntimes) April 4, 2013

He was 70 years old.

Young Roger Ebert twitter.com/pourmecoffee/s…

— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) April 4, 2013

Ebert was an entertainment industry power player for decades. He will certainly be missed.

Enjoyed At The Movies, so RIP Roger Ebert

— Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) April 4, 2013

R.I.P. Roger Ebert

— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) April 4, 2013

Ebert was my favorite reviewer. I could usually tell if I’d like a movie from his reviews, even if my verdict would be different than his.

— Frank J. Fleming (@IMAO_) April 4, 2013

The great duo of Siskel and Ebert, together again. RIP @ebertchicago

— Miké (@ThePantau) April 4, 2013

As a family we watched Siskel & Ebert. It was so much fun. Only critics I fully trusted.

— Your Redness (@mchastain81) April 4, 2013

#Rip @ebertchicago Your reviews were wonderful, even moreso cuz u kept them unbiased. In fact,until twitter I was unaware of your politics.

— ℣(@ViolettaVexed) April 4, 2013

I rarely saw a movie at the theater before reading Roger Ebert’s review. Sad he’s gone.

— Brandon Kiser (@Kiser) April 4, 2013

RIP Roger Ebert. agreed 0% on politics, but we shared the same cancer. don’t wish that treatment on anyone. can be beaten other ways #hewitt

— Duane Patterson (@Radioblogger) April 4, 2013

Just got breaking news email that @ebertchicago has died. He will be missed despite my pol disagreements w him.

— Aaron Worthing (@AaronWorthing) April 4, 2013

Oh no! RT @evien: Infinite peace to Roger Ebert, to whom critics and art lovers of all kinds owe a whole lot.

— Hillary Crosley (@HillaryCrosley) April 4, 2013

RIP Roger Ebert. Huge loss for lovers of film, great writing and Twitter.

— Bill Weir (@BillWeirABC) April 4, 2013

RIP Roger Ebert.Prayers for his family and friends. Didn’t always agree with him, but always found his reviews interesting & fun.

— EdMorrissey (@EdMorrissey) April 4, 2013

Been a Roger Ebert fan since I started following movies. So sad to hear of his passing. One of great critics. Wonderful writer, loved film.

— Jon Ralston (@RalstonReports) April 4, 2013

Our thoughts are with the family of @ebertchicago. Rest In Peace. #ThatsAWrap

— Hating Breitbart (@HatingBreitbart) April 4, 2013

Roger Ebert 🙁 As a kid I used to love to watch him and Siskel and later Roeper give the thumps up/thumps down. RIP.

— brittney caan (@brittcaan) April 4, 2013

RIP Roger Ebert.His love of movies was infectious.

— Rick Folbaum (@RickFolbaum) April 4, 2013

RIP the inspiring Roger Ebert. One of the greats.

— Anthony Bourdain (@Bourdain) April 4, 2013

Roger Ebert has died. He defined modern film criticism. He leaves a huge gaping hole.

— Emily Zanotti (@emzanotti) April 4, 2013

I’ll confess I hated Roger Ebert’s politics, but for many years now, I’ve loved his film reviews. I will miss them greatly.

— Glen Asbury (@glenasbury) April 4, 2013

#Ebert: So smart about movies, so brave about cancer, so wrong about politics. RIP, and thanks for all the great reviews. @ebertchicago

— Stephen Green (@VodkaPundit) April 4, 2013

RT @luke_johnson @arstrasser: Ebert’s last written words: “I’ll see you at the movies”

— Amanda Terkel (@aterkel) April 4, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones. R.I.P.

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