Jimmy Kimmel, Justin Long, Larry King Mourn Death Of Roger Ebert

Posted on April 4th, 2013 at 1:23 pm

ebertwenn3503324The movie world is in mourning on Thursday after news broke that famous film critic Roger Ebert died at the age of 70.

RumorFix has celebrity reaction:

Jimmy Kimmel: "Roger Ebert was an excellent writer, a gifted artist, and as nice a guy as you'll ever meet. Sad he's gone."

Lou Diamond Phillips: "RIP Roger Ebert. A wonderful man, always more than kind to me. He wrote intelligent, informed criticism without being petty or cynical."

Sandra Bernhard: "two thumbs up Roger"

Larry King: "Sad to hear about the passing of Roger Ebert, he was a grand man & in my opinion the dean of American film critics-he will be sorely missed"

Josh Elliott: "RIP Roger Ebert, whose unrepentant love for film was always equal to his critical eye. Here's hoping he and Gene are together again...."

Darren Aronofsky: "We lost a thoughtful writer, i remember my first review from him, pi (i got his and siskel's thumbs) it was a career highlight. #rogerebert"

Justin Long: "Reading Roger Ebert's reviews as a kid was instrumental in determining what I did w my life. He will be sorely missed."

On Tuesday, Ebert penned an account of his struggle with cancer, revealing he was taking “a leave of presence."

"At this point in my life, in addition to writing about movies, I may write about what it's like to cope with health challenges and the limitations they can force upon you," Roger wrote on his blog, "It really stinks that the cancer has returned and that I have spent too many days in the hospital. So on bad days I may write about the vulnerability that accompanies illness. On good days, I may wax ecstatic about a movie so good it transports me beyond illness."

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