TV Critic Roger Ebert Dead at 70 After Long Battle with Cancer

According to the USA Today, Roger Ebert, one of the most celebrated film critics in history, has died at the age of 70. Ebert battled thyroid cancer since 2002, and has undergone numerous treatments over the years.

Yesterday, Ebert released the following statement in the Chicago Sun-Timesfor which he was a regular contributor: “So on this day of reflection I say again, thank you for going on this journey with me. I’ll see you at the movies.”

Ebert was best known for his many years alongside fellow critic Gene Siskel.

In 1999, Ebert explained their much beloved show in the  following manner: “Our show founded the genre of battling opinions. We did it for so long, we would disregard the camera. Gene always said he had an audience of one — me.”

Here is the tribute The Chicago Tribune did for him: