Roger Ebert 1942-2013

Today the world lost a journalistic icon – Roger Ebert. After a long battle with cancer, The Sun-Times columnist passed away Thursday at the age of 70. The Pulitzer Prize winning Chicago Newspaper Guild columnist worked for the Sun-Times for 46 years.

The Chicago Newspaper Guild’s Executive Director Craig Rosenbaum released a statement on Thursday:

“Our condolences are extended to Roger’s wife, Chaz, and their entire family and the hundreds of friends Roger cultivated over the decades. Roger Ebert epitomized what The Newspaper Guild stands for – the highest caliber of journalistic integrity and better working conditions for all journalists. In addition to being one of the greatest movie critics ever, he was also an active member of the Chicago Newspaper Guild who championed our cause. He will be sorely missed.”

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