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Breaking news now on Fox News Channel the legendary and Pulitzer Prize winning film critic Roger Ebert has died.
The word came from the Chicago sun times newspaper in the last couple of minutes.
I he had taken a leave of absence of -- just yesterday.
Was it was the report.
On April the third he announced that he had cancer again and would be scaling back his movie reviews while is undergoing radiation.
He's seventy years old city be taking a leave of absence.
He of course he had been battling cancer his thyroid and -- very -- and lost the ability to speak after -- heads and eat after he had surgery.
-- posted a link the SA late on Tuesday.
And in it he says the latest cancer was discovered after a painful fracture that made it difficult for him to walk he was hospitalized late last year with a hip fracture.
I'm reading all of this to you from MS and entertainment which had a bat grounder on this yesterday he writes he's not going away.
Instead he says he'll write a select movie reviews win and leaving the rest of work to a team of writers.
That was yesterday today we've just gotten word.
That Roger Ebert has died I have more information just coming in from the Chicago sun times.
And this is a statement it is with a heavy heart that we report that legendary film critic Roger Ebert.
Has passed away.
For a film.
Let's say here's some some background.
An entire right through available now.
-- sun times dot com which so many of us grew up watching these two.
Review movies is sometimes -- see them on Sunday mornings or Sunday evenings and and they really let a lot of people to certain movies and away from others.
They they were a dynamic team for many years before people started doing it on every station and every blog and every time you -- of your phone you can get whatever you want.
But Roger Ebert had had developed some serious problems the picture we were showing just a minute ago was evidence of of a cancer that had.
Had really ravaged -- his face -- had so many problems with this thyroid -- His salad very glanced.
He'd gotten the point where you couldn't speak any more but to write reviews was his passion and his -- Any continue to do so right into the end up from the Chicago sun times here for a film with a daring directorate talented cast and captivating plot ideally all three.
There could be no better advocate and Roger Ebert.
Who passionately celebrated -- promoted excellence in the film while deflating the lawful the all the awful that derivatives.
-- that merely mediocre.
-- observe and a sharp wit and a depth of knowledge -- delighted his millions of readers and viewers he said no film is too long no good film.
No bad film is short enough.
Roger Ebert was -- be reviewed movies for the sun times for 46 years and on television for 31 years.
And he was without question the paper notes and its obituary the nation's most prominent and influential film critic.
He'd been in poor health over the past decade battling cancers of the thyroid and celebrate land as I mentioned.
He lost part of his lower -- back in 2006.
And -- that the ability to speak or eat.
A calamity that would have driven many men from the public -- but Roger Ebert refuse to hide.
Instead forging what became a new chapter in his career an extraordinary chronicle of his devastating illness that one in the new generation of admirers.
Quoting him no point in denying it he wrote analyzing his medical struggles with characteristic courage candor and wit.
A view that was never tinged with bitterness -- self pity.
And a Pulitzer Prize winning film critic Roger Ebert who just yesterday said he -- would begin battling another cancer and would be taking a short time off.
24 hours the Chicago sun times reports Roger Ebert is did at the age of seventy.
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