Legendary Journalist and Film Critic Roger Ebert Dead at 70

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roger ebertThe Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that legendary journalist and film critic Roger Ebert has died.

Ebert, 70, had a bout with cancer that was discovered after he underwent hip surgery last year.

Just a few days ago, Ebert wrote on his blog that he would be taking a break from writing film reviews as his cancer returned. He called it a “leave of presence.”

“It means I am not going away,” Ebert, 70, wrote in a blog post late Tuesday. “I’ll be able at last to do what I’ve always fantasized about doing: reviewing only the movies I want to review.”

More details to come on this shocking development.