April 04, 2013

RIP, Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert, just days after announcing a recurrence of cancer, died of the disease today. The tributes and obits are pouring in, including a fine one from his newspaper home.

A quick search indicates that I've posted about Ebert more than ten times on this blog, including links to some wonderful video from a happier time.

On a personal level, I'll always feel indebted to the Pulitzer Prize-winning movie critic for answering an Imponderable for my first book, and a sensitive one at that: Why did Gene Siskel get top billing over Roger for At the Movies?