610SPOR2 35h_CBSSportsRad_Houston

News

Report: Roger Ebert Dead At Age 70

By: CICELY MITCHELL
View Comments
Roger Ebert (Photo Credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Roger Ebert (Photo Credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Featured Items

77820352_810 Reasons The LLWS Needs To Go Away

Small-WttJJ Watt Talks Contract & Quips "Commercials Only Pay So Much"

77820352_8Meet The 6-10s

136535896 Report: Roger Ebert Dead At Age 70WATCH: Texans Cheerleaders Take Ice Bucket Challenge

From Our CBS Music Sites

77820352_8Watch: Texans Cheerleaders Spoof Arian Foster

77820352_8Watch: JJ Watt’s NEW Fantasy Football Commercial

77820352_8PHOTOS: Maxim's List Of The 50 Hottest Celebs

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

HOUSTON (CBS Houston) According to the Chicago Sun-Times newspaper, famed film critic Roger Ebert has died.

Ebert battled a long and public fight against cancer. He also lost his ability to speak and eat after surgeries for thyroid and salivary gland cancer in both 2002 and 2003. Earlier this week, reports stated that Ebert’s cancer had returned.

The Chicago Sun-Times made a picture of Ebert its avatar on Twitter and offered sentiments of Ebert:

Ebert was once described by Forbes as “the most powerful pundit in America”.

He was known for his film review column which appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times beginning in 1967, and later online.

Ebert was later joined by fellow film critic Gene Siskel and were known for their poignant and “tell it like it is” movie critiques. They sat in the balcony of a theater and were known for a twosome who gave the most detailed and brusk critiques of movies.

Ebert also won a Pulitzer Prize for his criticism and became the thunderous voice as well as a recognizable critic in the USA. The phrase “thumbs up” was made famous because of Ebert as well as Siskel. Ebert is survived by his his wife Chaz Hammelsmith Ebert.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 24,616 other followers