Tribute to Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert Blvd.

Yesterday, Roger Ebert, one of the most well-known and well-respected film critics of all time — and the first to win a Pulitzer Prize in 1975 — joined his friend, Gene Siskel, who passed away in 1999. Both my husband and I teared up at the news. While reading Ebert’s autobiography, Life Itself:  A Memoir, last year, I read and cried and laughed and sighed through the reflections and experiences he chose to share with us. And sharing is what Ebert did best. In addition to loving movies. 😉

I even quoted Ebert in my About page when I started this modest blog.

I am beneath everything else a fan.

For his obituary at the Chicago Sun-Times, click here. And here is a moving, inspirational statement from his wife and longtime love, Chaz. And last but not least, here is Ebert’s final blog post, written a day before his passing, on his 46th anniversary as a film critic.

And Ebert’s final written words?

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.

Two thumbs up for a life well-lived and well-loved. You have inspired an entire, ongoing generation of fans, Ebert. Rest in peace.


One comment on “Tribute to Roger Ebert

  1. He will be missed as much as Gene has been. There will never be a greater film critic duo. At The Movies was always my favourite show.

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