4 April 2013 2:40 PM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Roger Ebert has passed away at the age of 70. Shortly after announcing he would be scaling back his writing output while undergoing radiation therapy, Ebert succumbed to what has been a long on and off battle with cancer—one that he fought bravely and strongly while actually evolving as a writer, adapting to the Internet as a prolific blogger. Indeed, it could be said that some of Ebert's best work as a writer came in the last few years, not as a movie reviewer, but as a memoirist with what has become his final book, Life Itself, and his insightful and often moving daily musings, be they on movies, politics, food, or life. Just two days ago, in his announcement of his "leave of presence," he had vowed that "on bad days I may write about the vulnerability that accompanies illness, on good days, »

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