Film Critic Roger Ebert Dies at 70

The legendary flim critic said this week that he was facing a recurrence of cancer.

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Roger and Chaz Ebert (Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images Entertainment)

CNN, quoting the Chicago Sun-Times, which syndicated Roger Ebert's column, is reporting that the legendary film critic, who this week said that he was facing a recurrence of cancer, has died at 70.

Writing at his blog on Tuesday, Ebert said that he was planning to slow down and reduce the number of movie reviews he wrote. During a battle with thyroid and salivary gland cancer, he had lost his voice and much of his jaw.

Read more at CNN.

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