Famed film critic Roger Ebert dies

The Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Roger Ebert died on April, 4, 2013, after a long bout with cancer. He was 70.

FILE - This 1986 photo shows Roger Ebert, right, and Gene Siskel in Los Angeles. Ebert, the nation's best-known film reviewer who with fellow critic Siskel created the template for succinct thumbs-up or thumbs-down movie reviews, died Thursday, April 4, 2013. He was 70. (AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac, File)
FILE - This 1986 photo shows Roger Ebert, right, and Gene Siskel in Los Angeles. Ebert, the nation's best-known film reviewer who with fellow critic Siskel created the template for succinct thumbs-up or thumbs-down movie reviews, died Thursday, April 4, 2013. He was 70. (AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac, File)
FILE - This 1986 photo shows Roger Ebert, right, and Gene Siskel in Los Angeles. Ebert, the nation's best-known film reviewer who with fellow critic Siskel created the template for succinct thumbs-up or thumbs-down movie reviews, died Thursday, April 4, 2013. He was 70. (AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac, File)
Flowers left by a visitor sit by the bronze plaque set in the sidewalk in front of Roger Ebert's boyhood home in Urbana, Ill., Thursday, April 4, 2013. The Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic died Thursday, two days after announcing on his blog that he was undergoing radiation treatment for a recurrence of cancer. He was 70. (AP Photo/David Mercer)
Flowers left by a visitor sit by the bronze plaque set in the sidewalk in front of Roger Ebert's boyhood home in Urbana, Ill., Thursday, April 4, 2013. The Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic died Thursday, two days after announcing on his blog that he was undergoing radiation treatment for a recurrence of cancer. He was 70. (AP Photo/David Mercer)
Flowers left by a visitor sit by the bronze plaque set in the sidewalk in front of Roger Ebert's boyhood home in Urbana, Ill., Thursday, April 4, 2013. The Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic died Thursday, two days after announcing on his blog that he was undergoing radiation treatment for a recurrence of cancer. He was 70. (AP Photo/David Mercer)
FILE - This Jan. 2009 file photo shows film critic and author Roger Ebert, recipient of the Honorary Life Member Award, at the Directors Guild of America Awards in Los Angeles. The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that its film critic Roger Ebert died on Thursday, April 4, 2013. He was 70. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, file)
FILE - This Jan. 2009 file photo shows film critic and author Roger Ebert, recipient of the Honorary Life Member Award, at the Directors Guild of America Awards in Los Angeles. The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that its film critic Roger Ebert died on Thursday, April 4, 2013. He was 70. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, file)
FILE - This Jan. 2009 file photo shows film critic and author Roger Ebert, recipient of the Honorary Life Member Award, at the Directors Guild of America Awards in Los Angeles. The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that its film critic Roger Ebert died on Thursday, April 4, 2013. He was 70. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, file)
U.S. film critic Roger Ebert, left, and U.S. film director Martin Scorsese during the 62nd International film festival in Cannes, southern France, Friday, May 15, 2009. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Roger Ebert, Martin Scorsese
U.S. film critic Roger Ebert, left, and U.S. film director Martin Scorsese during the 62nd International film festival in Cannes, southern France, Friday, May 15, 2009. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
FILE - This January, 2011, file photo provided by Roger Ebert shows the famous film critic wearing a silicone prosthesis over his lower face and neck. The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that its film critic Roger Ebert died on Thursday, April 4, 2013. He was 70. (AP Photo/Ebert Productions, David Rotter, file)
FILE - This January, 2011, file photo provided by Roger Ebert shows the famous film critic wearing a silicone prosthesis over his lower face and neck. The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that its film critic Roger Ebert died on Thursday, April 4, 2013. He was 70. (AP Photo/Ebert Productions, David Rotter, file)
FILE - This January, 2011, file photo provided by Roger Ebert shows the famous film critic wearing a silicone prosthesis over his lower face and neck. The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that its film critic Roger Ebert died on Thursday, April 4, 2013. He was 70. (AP Photo/Ebert Productions, David Rotter, file)
*** FILE *** Pulitzer Prize winning American film critc Roger Ebert, poses at the 57th International Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, Monday, May 17, 2004. Ebert will be honored at the 17th annual Gotham Awards for a career of championing independent cinema. Ebert will receive the honor at the Nov. 27th event at Brooklyn's Steiner Studios. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
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*** FILE *** Pulitzer Prize winning American film critc Roger Ebert, poses at the 57th International Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, Monday, May 17, 2004. Ebert will be honored at the 17th annual Gotham Awards for a career of championing independent cinema. Ebert will receive the honor at the Nov. 27th event at Brooklyn's Steiner Studios. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
Film critic Roger Ebert, left, and Alejandro Amenabar of Spain, director of the Oscar-nominated foreign language film "The Sea Inside," pose at a reception for the Best Foreign Language Film nominees, at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, Calif, Friday, Feb. 25, 2005. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
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Film critic Roger Ebert, left, and Alejandro Amenabar of Spain, director of the Oscar-nominated foreign language film "The Sea Inside," pose at a reception for the Best Foreign Language Film nominees, at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, Calif, Friday, Feb. 25, 2005. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

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