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Roger Ebert dies at 70; Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic
Roger Ebert dies at 70; Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic

Roger Ebert, the Pulitzer Prize-winning movie critic whose gladiatorial "thumbs-up, thumbs-down" assessments turned film reviewing into a television sport and whose passion for independent film helped introduce a new generation of filmmakers to moviegoers, has died. He was 70. Ebert, who had battled cancer in recent years, died Thursday in Chicago, according to the Chicago Sun-Times, where he had been film critic for 46 years. He had undergone several surgeries to remove cancerous tumors from his thyroid and salivary glands, ultimately losing his jaw and speaking voice to the disease. While his cancer diagnosis and the resulting treatments forced him briefly to pull back from...

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