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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Legendary film critic, Roger Ebert, dies at 70

The American journalist, film critic and screenwriter, who was once described by Forbes as "the most powerful pundit in America" died today April 4th at the age of 70 after an 11-year battle with cancer.

Ebert underwent surgery in 2006 to remove cancerous tissue near his right jaw, which included removing a section of his lower jaw. The surgery took his ability to talk, eat or drink, but never stopped him from writing or reviewing movies.

Ebert began working as the Chicago Sun-Times film critic in 1967, and became a household name after winning the Pulitzer Prize in 1975 and hosting several movie-review TV shows.

Ebert was the first film critic to win a Pulitzer Prize, and the first to be awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. May his soul rest in peace...Amen.

27 comments:

NeRo said...

The white and their affirnity with cancer disease.atleast he made a name.a good one......R.I.P

★★PRINCE CHARMING™★★ said...

Amen!!

Anonymous said...

This cancer sha! May God provide a cure soon.

Anonymous said...

Nero, stay off blogs till you acquire some form of education.

Do you know the meaning of "affinity"? To think that you opened the comments with such an insensitive remark.

Anonymous said...

RIP man atleast u were a veri strong n determine prsn

Anonymous said...

You sound ignorant and racist. 'The White'? Cancer affects every culture. If Nigerians weren't so ignorant about it, maybe less Nigerians would die of it.

Anonymous said...

Pc,u dnt even knw who dey are talkn abt, u don run comment.bros atleast calm dwn.wel I blame it on bad govt no job. Nothn do u sha

Nollywood REinvented said...

May his soul rest in perfect peace

Anonymous said...

Ebert has gone to join Siskel........... Rest in peace Roger. Chicago is going to miss you and your trademark thumbs up and down sign.

DISCOVER THE SECRET OF LOSING WEIGHT AND BURNING FLAT TOMMY said...

rip

Anonymous said...

It's not just white people, they discover theirs because they go for.regular checks. Sadly here people discover they have cancer when its at a more advanced stage, or sometimes die without knowing they have cancer. Trust me I have lost a lot of people to it.

Anonymous said...

RIP Mr Ebert
You were great in what you did...

Skimpy said...

Rest in peace Pa

Anonymous said...

Its not just to die but to make a gud name 4 urself whilst on earth.RIP.dreadii

Anonymous said...

Amen

Duke Emeka said...

Amen

Nolly said...

He will be missed. May his soul rest in peace Amen.

chiemeka osuagwu said...

Roger Ebert was a great great man and his opinions were oh so respected in the film industry. he will surely never be forgotten. "2 thumbs up" linda for posting this

Eze Chukwumereze said...

RIP, mehn this cancer of a thing is not a joke. I really dread it.

Anonymous said...

'The whites and their affinity with cancer'?!!!! This is someone's comment in 2013. Jehovah God please save Nigeria. If nothing else, our ignorance and closed-mindedness may kill us.

James said...

Cancer is so evil and it's so difficult to get one cure because it refers to so many diseases but then again, I believe major pharmaceutical companies have found a cure for most cancers but of course, there's more money in cures than in treatment.

peculiar magazine said...

"he will be missed"? you know him? stop famzin here abeg RIP robert egret

Anonymous said...

Hope this will not happen to Sullivan Chime

Mama said...

Linda pls i beg you in the name of God start censoring comments from people like NeRo who obviously is stupid. Their stupidity can influence others especially young people....Nero pls next time hold a meeting with your brains before you post comments or better still get a dictionary to guide you...

dref said...

rip

Anonymous said...

Y'll Killed Nero for her comment, ignorantly yours were way worse! she has only presumed statistically and she gladly finished up with a reserving note! WHAT HAPPENED TO TASTING ONES WORD BEFORE SPITTING IT?

R.I.P Ebert

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm. RIP.

Though he has a funny face