It's really not surprising that #RIPEbert is trending on Twitter right now. Arguably the world's most influential critic was also an avid tweeter, with over 30,000 tweets to his credit, including a final tweet on Tuesday, with a link to a final blog post. Right up to the very end, the man never stopped writing.
And so it's somewhat appropriate that his passing should influence so much writing on his behalf. From the paper he worked at for 46 years to Hollywood insiders who fondly recall getting their first thumbs up from the man, there's been a deluge of Tweets bidding sentimental farewells to Ebert.
It is with a heavy heart we report that legendary film critic Roger Ebert (@ebertchicago) has passed away
— Suntimes (@Suntimes) April 4, 2013
Goodbye Roger Ebert, we had fun. The balcony is closed. — Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) April 4, 2013
Roger Ebert was an excellent writer, a gifted artist, and as nice a guy as you'll ever meet.Sad he's gone.
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) April 4, 2013
R.I.P. Roger Ebert. One of the greats in his field. I'm very sad. — Albert Brooks (@AlbertBrooks) April 4, 2013
R.I.P. Roger Ebert. It was a privilege to interact with you. Thank you for the support, the criticism, and the true love for the movies.
— Diablo Cody (@diablocody) April 4, 2013
"This is my happening and it freaks me out". Roger Ebert wrote the truly incredible Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls. He is beyond a legend.
— edgarwright (@edgarwright) April 4, 2013
Roger Ebert. Millions of thumbs up for you. RIP
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) April 4, 2013
I loved #RogerEbert. He was a fan of film. Smart and fair. Sad.
— Tom Arnold (@TomArnold) April 4, 2013
Rest in peace, Roger Ebert! You were an inspiration.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) April 4, 2013