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Remembering Roger Ebert

Published: 4/5/2013

Roger Ebert (AP Photo / Charles Rex Arbogast)

Shortly after the news of Roger Ebert's death, memories and condolences crowded cyberspace as friends, fans, movie moguls, and even "God" commented on the life and legacy of the man described by many as "the greatest film critic of our time." Here's a look at how the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer is being remembered across the Web.

Remembering Roger Ebert

It's hard to believe Roger Ebert is gone. Just two days ago, he announced on his blog that he was taking a "leave of presence" from his duties as Chicago Sun-Times columnist. The cancer that had plagued him for years, causing him to lose his jaw and the ability to speak, had returned. Ebert explained that while he was taking a step back, he would continue to "write about the vulnerability that accompanies illness" and on good days "may wax ecstatic about a movie so good it transports me beyond illness." He's beyond illness now.

Storified by· Fri, Apr 05 2013 06:58:50

There is a hole that can't be filled. One of the greats has left us. Roger Ebert has passed away at the age of 70.
Sad day today as legendary movie critic Roger Ebert passed away. Two BIG thumbs up to you sirKellvin - LR
Fans took to Twitter yesterday to voice their sadness. Many shared favorite Roger Ebert quotes.
"I believe empathy is the most essential quality of civilization." — Roger EbertJen Rubio
"What every human being should do is eat a vegetarian diet based on whole foods. Period." - Roger Ebert Over Knives
“We are put on this planet only once, and to limit ourselves to the familiar is a crime against our minds.” - Roger EbertKate Bosworth
"No matter what they're charging to get in, it's worth more to get out." Roger Ebert's review of ArmageddonFrank Pollock
Roger Ebert's "Life Itself: A Memoir"Stephen Cummings
R.I.P. Roger Ebert; arguably the greatest film critic of our time.James A Donner
Roger Ebert on his life as a film criticallangregg
Roger Ebert was the real deal! He loved movies, for real! Great guy, good friend. Always made me smile. Thanks for all you were!Samuel L. Jackson
R.I.P. Roger Ebert. It was a privilege to interact with you. Thank you for the support, the criticism, and the true love for the movies.Diablo Cody
I worked on The Critic. My favorite episode starred Roger Ebert & Gene Siskel. A goofy, but genuine tribute to both:…Brad Bird
We are so sad to report that renowned film critic Roger Ebert has died at the age of 70. We'll miss you, Roger. #RIPIMDb
Roger Ebert. Millions of thumbs up for you. RIPMichael Moore
Roger Ebert is remembered as "a gentleman" by Obama & Spielberg calls his passing "the end of an era": News
RIP Roger Ebert. Ask not for whom the balcony's closed; it's closed for thee.God
Roger Ebert dead at 70 – chicagotribune.comSoPinit
Roger Ebert wrote yesterday: "Thank you for going on this journey with me. I'll see you at the movies." New York Times
Return of the Jedi review - "At the Movies" 1983plnuyoyodancer
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