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And we did get some sad news last night we learned that seven year old.
Roger Ebert died and and a lot of us have been following his thumbs up and thumbs down for years and years -- -- joins us.
From our Chicago -- -- -- here is wonderful to see you congratulations you are getting fabulous out that is -- Chicago.
-- a way to bring it up to speed about the sad news that we learned last night.
Yeah I was a bit say you're right retriever deputy became a household name.
-- synonymous with the movies during his 46 years the film critic everyone knows that thumbs up thumbs down.
-- you know he started with a -- Gene Siskel on their their show.
-- his wife chastity yesterday the couple was getting ready to go home for hospice care when he looked up at her smiled and then passed away.
She said no struggle no pain just a quiet dignified transition.
Yeah in the news of his death.
Came just two days after Ebert had wrote on his personal blog -- used taking what he called it -- leave of absence after recently beginning radiation treatments for cancer.
Making -- at least the second time.
-- he's face of the disease.
Surgery for thyroid and sell very -- and cancer removed most of his -- 2006.
-- -- ability to eat drink or -- to speak with his own natural voice.
But it didn't take long for him to start writing again with the -- -- that he's become known for.
He was the first film critic to won a Pulitzer prize -- -- have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
That's star is now become a makeshift memorial.
Where fans are leaving flowers cards and mementos to celebrate the life of Roger Ebert.
Writers that we could be -- without being pretentious we could be clever we could be like the average person but.
Express our love for film in the same way it didn't that the coast -- doing get a mid western appealed to him that was just invaluable.
And President Obama released a statement as well saying in part for a generation of Americans and especially Chicago -- Roger was the movies.
When he didn't like a film he was honest when he did he was effusive.
Capturing the unique power of the movies to take -- some more magical.
Now Elizabeth Roger was once asked what movie he -- would be playing in heaven and what's next -- be eating there.
His answer Citizen Kane and Vanilla -- -- The nation right.
Well thanks so -- -- appreciated.
Certainly so many film critics.
I in his -- but but no one really compares to -- that they he's an expert for -- bring him back -- -- we appreciate.
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