Roger Ebert, the Heart and Soul of the Movies, Has Died

Alexander Abad-Santos

The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that its longtime film critic Roger Ebert, whose long battle with cancer couldn't take him away from the words he loved so much, has passed away at the age of 70. Here's the first word from The Sun-Times:

It is with a heavy heart we report that legendary film critic Roger Ebert (@ebertchicago) has passed away

— Suntimes (@Suntimes) April 4, 2013

We'll update this story with the many remembrances as they arrive.