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04/04/2013

When news broke of the death of Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Roger Ebert, celebrities mourned the loss of the writer and President Barack Obama issued a statement about his passing.

Although he strived to make his opinion on films clear, few might know about Ebert's personal life, health struggles and career development. Below are nine facts about Roger Ebert.

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04/04/2013
George Pennacchio of OTRC.coms parent company KABC Television talks to Roger Ebert and his wife Chaz in Feb. 2009. - Provided courtesy of KABC

Roger Ebert, the Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic of the Chicago Sun-Times who was also known for co-hosting "At the Movies," has died at age 70, the Chicago Sun-Times announced on Thursday, April 4.

Ebert had announced earlier this week that he was taking a "leave of presence" because of a recurrence of cancer.

04/04/2013
President Barack Obama talks to the press at the White House on Friday, March 1, 2013. - Provided courtesy of KABC

President Barack Obama has issued a statement saying he and first lady Michelle Obama are "saddened" to hear about the death of Roger Ebert, the Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic of the Chicago Sun-Times.

Check out the full statement, issued via the White House Press Office.

01/04/2011
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George Pennacchio of OTRC.coms parent company KABC Television talks to Roger Ebert and his wife Chaz in Feb. 2009. - Provided courtesy of KABC

Two thumbs up for Roger Ebert. Despite a recurrence of cancer, the critic is determined that the show must go on -- albeit at a more manageable pace.

The 70-year-old writer is taking a "leave of presence" from his position as film critic at the Chicago Sun-Times, according to his recent post on the Illinois newspaper's blog. Ebert attributed the move, which he described as a lessening of his workload, to complications related to his ensuing battle with cancer.

04/03/2013
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George Pennacchio of OTRC.coms parent company KABC Television talks to Roger Ebert and his wife Chaz in Feb. 2009. - Provided courtesy of KABC George Pennacchio of OTRC.com's parent compant KABC Television talks to Roger Ebert and his wife Chaz in Feb. 2009.
02/11/2011

Film critic Roger Ebert took to his blog to post his official picks for the 2011 Academy Awards and according to Ebert, it's going to be a good night for "The King's Speech."

01/21/2011
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Roger Ebert, 68, has revealed his new face and the prosthetic he will wear on his new PBS show, "Ebert Presents at the Movies" which debuts on Friday, January 21, 2011.

The 68-year-old Pulitzer Prize winner and the Chicago Sun-Times movie critic lost his voice and part of his jaw during his battle with thyroid cancer. Ebert will employ a computer voice on the show and but been working with a craniofacial specialist and experts at the University of Chicago to mold a new silicone chin.

01/19/2011
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Roger Ebert's revamped "At the Movies" film reviews program is set to debut on Friday and features co-hosts Ignatiy Vishnevetsky and Christy Lemire, as well as Ebert himself, who speaks through a computer.

"Can you think of another TV show that deals with the movies as movies instead of as celebrity showcases?" Ebert told the Associated Press. "We don't praise everything."

01/19/2011
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Roger Ebert's revamped "At the Movies" film reviews program is set to debut on Friday and features co-hosts Ignatiy Vishnevetsky and Christy Lemire, as well as Ebert himself, who speaks through a computer.

"Can you think of another TV show that deals with the movies as movies instead of as celebrity showcases?" Ebert told the Associated Press. "We don't praise everything."

12/30/2010
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Film critic and cultural icon Roger Ebert claims to have seen the first YouTube short film worthy of an Oscar.

"This film deserves to win the Academy Award for best live-action short subject," Ebert wrote on his blog. The short in question, called "Idiot with a Tripod," which can be seen below, is the creation of Jamie Stuart. He recorded shots from the post-Christmas blizzard in New York over the period of a day. Stuart edited and e-mailed the video to Ebert who later shared it on his blog.

01/04/2011
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Christy Lemire of The Associated Press and Ignatiy Vishnevetsky of Mubi.com appear in 2010 promotional photos posted on the Sun Times website. - Provided courtesy of blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/

Roger Ebert has added a new co-host for his revival of the "At the Movies" program - film critic and blogger Ignatiy Vishnevetsky.

Vishnevetsky, 24, is a Russian-born critic and essayist for Mubi.com, an online cinematheque, co-founder of Cine-File.info, a Chicago guide to indie films, and a contributing writer for The Chicago Reader.

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