Thursday, April 4, 2013

Thank you Roger Ebert: 1942-2013

Roger Ebert 1942-2013
Because of you, I love films. I watched Siskel and Ebert of PBS in the early 80s when I was a tween, and because of 'At the Movies', I loved listening to them bickering about a film review, or compassionately being on the same page for their love of a film. Roger died today after his dreadful cancer returned. I followed him on twitter and just YESTERDAY, he made what would be his final tweet and posted the link to what would be his final blog entry:
But from the sound of it, he fully expected to survive his latest hospitalization, but slow down and have others help him. I'm so sorry he died today. I'm at work and I can't let all the tears flow that are making my eyes watery and red, and affecting my sinuses. Like I posted on twitter a few moments ago, rarely does the death of a celebrity genuinely make me sad, and rarer does a celebrity death bring me to tears like I feel now.

Rest in Peace Roger, and I know your friend Gene Siskel's thumb is up in welcoming you home.


  1. I was deeply sad that Roger Ebert past away. I also remember Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert show. I also enjoyed his other show with Richard Rooper. I agree that Roger and Gene are in heaven together. I live in the Chicgoland area and the news went over his life this morning. It brought tears to my eyes. God bless him.

  2. Thank you for your comments, it's amazing what an impact on our lives Roger Ebert had.