Roger Ebert, longtime film critic, dies at 70, Chicago Sun-Times reports
New York Times News Service via Peninsula Daily News staff
Print This | Email This
Most Popular this week
‘No one should have to die the way she did’: Daughter of woman brutally killed in Joyce home seeks justice
4th UPDATE: 2 reported dead in Marysville school siege — including shooter who was a homecoming king [Tomorrow's Clallam Bay game canceled.]
2ND UPDATE — Authorities lose track of high-risk child rapist during pursuit in woods south of Sequim
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
Last modified: April 04. 2013 1:14PM