One of the great film critics of our times has passed away. Roger Ebert died today of complications due to cancer. He was 70 years old.
For one of the best articles about the man, his talent and his legacy, read this one by Rick Kogan from The Chicago Tribune. For Ebert’s feelings on his own death, a piece he did for Salon in 2011 shows his attitude and his courage.
Rest in piece Roger. The balcony is, indeed, closed for good.
You will be missed.