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Heartbreaking news for fans of the movies everywhere: Legendary film critic Roger Ebert has passed away at age 70 after a battle with cancer.

The news comes just one day after Roger announced that he would be taking a "leave of presence" from work, still writing reviews but with the help of a team. His film reviews first began running in the Chicago Sun-Times on April 3, 1967, and his reach later extended to a national television show. He published more than 15 books, and was even awarded a Pulitzer Prize for criticism, a first for film criticism.  He also got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!

Do you still think about movies in terms of "thumbs up" thanks to Siskel and Ebert? Were you a fan of the critic? Share your condolences in the comments below or tweet us at @OKMagazine.

 

 

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