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Friday, April 5, 2013

Robert Edert " Hollywood Critic " Passes Away At 70

Roger Ebert one of the most famous movie critics of all time , died today after a battle with cancer.  He was 70 years old.

Ebert was diagnosed with thyroid and salivary cancer in 2002. Four years later, doctors removed part of his lower jaw, preventing him from speaking and eating.  However, Ebert continued to write movie reviews almost until the day he died.

Ebert is a legend in Hollywood -- with a star on the Walk of Fame to prove it. Along with critic Gene Siskel, he famously popularized the use of  the " Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down " ratings system. 

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