At age 70 the veteran Film Critic Roger Ebert passed away today as was announced by The Chicago Sun-Times, where he had worked for many years.
Roger sufferd from cancer of the thyroid since 2002 that resurfaced in 2012 when he was operated from a hip fracture.
He reviewed movies on The Chicago Sun-Times and on the television shows Sneak Previews, At the Movies, Siskel and Ebert at the Movies and made popular the "Two Thumbs Up" reviewing approach.
His last post was:
"At this point in my life, in addition to writing about movies, I may write about what it's like to cope with health challenges and the limitations they can force upon you. It really stinks that the cancer has returned and that I have spent too many days in the hospital. So on bad days I may write about the vulnerability that accompanies illness. On good days, I may wax ecstatic about a movie so good it transports me beyond illness."
"I'll be able at last to do what I've always fantasized about doing: reviewing only the movies I want to review."
Roger Ebert received the only Pulitzer Award given for Film Criticism in 1975.