According to the Chicago Sun-Times, long-time film critic Roger Ebert has died.
From the New York Times:
Mr. Ebert’s struggle with cancer, starting in 2002, gave him an altogether different public image — as someone who refused to surrender to illness. Though he had operations for cancer of the thyroid, salivary glands and chin, lost his ability to eat, drink and speak (he was fed through a tube and a prosthesis partly obscured the loss of much of his chin) and became a gaunter version of his once-portly self, he continued to write reviews and commentary and published a cookbook he had started, on meals that could be made with a rice cooker.
Ebert is perhaps best known for his long-time television show At the Movies with Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert, which most just referred to as “Siskel and Ebert.” Siskel died in 1999 after complications from a surgery. He was replaced by Richard Roper.
Growing up, whenever there was a movie I wanted to see, I always checked whether or not Siskel and Ebert gave it their traditional “thumbs up.” Even in later years, after Mr. Ebert fell ill, I would look specifically for his reviews on Rotten Tomatoes.
Everyone here at FanSided sends out our condolences to the Ebert family.