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Official statement on the death of Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times newsroom May 1969. Ebert passed away 70 Thursday April 4 2013. | Sun-Times file

Roger Ebert in the Chicago Sun-Times newsroom in May of 1969. Ebert passed away at 70 on Thursday, April 4, 2013. | Sun-Times file

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Updated: April 5, 2013 8:32AM



“We are saddened to share the news that our longtime colleague Roger Ebert has died. He was 70. Roger has been writing for the Chicago Sun-Times for 46 years. The long relationship between Roger and his Sun-Times family speaks volumes about Roger’s commitment to his craft and to his fans around the world. Roger’s reviews were highly anticipated by readers and the film community. Film commentary was only one of several gifts. He was a reporter first, in every aspect of his craft. He could write as eloquently about world affairs as he could on the upcoming blockbuster. Roger will be missed not only by the Sun-Times family, but by the journalism and film communities. Our thoughts are with Roger’s wife, Chaz, and their family during this time.”

Jim Kirk

Editor in Chief

Sun-Times Media



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