New York Times News Service via Peninsula Daily News staff
Want more top stories? Sign up here for daily or weekly newsletters with our top news.
His death was reported by The Chicago Sun-Times.
Ebert's struggle with cancer, starting in 2002, gave him an altogether different public image — as someone who refused to surrender to illness.
Though he had operations for cancer of the thyroid, salivary glands and chin, lost his ability to eat, drink and speak (he was fed through a tube and a prosthesis partly obscured the loss of much of his chin) and became a gaunter version of his once-portly self, he continued to write reviews and commentary and published a cookbook he had started, on meals that could be made with a rice cooker.
READ MORE: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/05/movies/roger-ebert-film-critic-dies.html?emc=na