Acclaimed Film Critic Roger Ebert Dead At 70

Acclaimed Chicago film critic Roger Ebert passed away on Thursday at the age of 70, is reporting.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning critic lost his battle with cancer a family friend told the Chicago Tribune.

Ebert — survived by his wife Chaz Hammelsmith – was a movie critic with the Chicago Sun-Times for more than 45 years.

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Originally teamed with Gene Siskel for their famous Siskel and Ebert television programs, Siskel passed away in 1999 at the early age of 53 from complications after a growth was removed from his brain.

Ebert then teamed up with his Sun-Times colleague Richard Roeper who has yet to comment on his partner’s death.

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