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Legendary film critic Roger Ebert, whose trademark thumbs up or thumbs down became one of the most widely recognized shorthands for a film's merits, died Thursday in Chicago at the age of 70. Ebert had recently celebrated his 46th anniversary with the paper.
Ebert was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2002 and underwent a series of surgeries related to the illness. Complications following a 2006 operation left Nike Zoom All Out Flyknit Black him unable to speak, or to eat and drink without the use of a feeding tube.
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Ebert is the only journalist to have won a Pulitzer Prize for film criticism, and the only movie critic to have a star on the walk of fame. Though he was widely known for decades through his TV work, his declining health in recent years saw Ebert focus more heavily on writing. "I'll be able at last to do what I've always fantasized about doing: reviewing only the movies I want to Nike Zoom Devosion Black Basketball Shoes
and thumbs down ratings, with "two thumbs up" being a coveted badge of honour for a film.
His death came two days after Ebert announced he was taking a "leave of presence" from his job with the Sun Times in order to concentrate on battling a recurrence of cancer. "What in the world is a leave of presence?" Ebert wrote on his Sun Times blog. "It means I am not going away."
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