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Famed Film Critic Roger Ebert Dies

posted 5 Apr 2013, 06:49 by Sam Mbale   [ updated 5 Apr 2013, 06:49 ]

 EVO - U.S. film critic Roger Ebert has died, the Chicago Sun-Times newspaper said in a Twitter posting on Thursday (April 4).

Ebert, 70, who had lost his ability to speak and eat after surgeries for thyroid and salivary gland cancer in 2002 and 2003, said earlier this week that his cancer had returned.

"It is with a heavy heart we report that legendary film critic Roger Ebert (@ebertchicago) has passed away," the newspaper where Ebert worked for decades said on Twitter.

On Thursday, Flowers were placed on Ebert's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.