Legendary movie critic Roger Ebert passed away today at the age of 70 after a long battle with cancer. His presence was felt throughout social media, hitting home with many on Twitter who paid their respects to the man who made the thumbs-up approval famous.
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
RIP Roger Ebert. Great writer, sharp critic, good man, graceful, prolific writer and quintessential Chicagoan. One of a kind.
— Scott Simon (@nprscottsimon) April 4, 2013
RIP Roger Ebert.I suppose you’ll be teamed with Gene Siskel again, doing our reviews from now on.Your presence will be missed.
— Kit Cross (@geekrs55) April 4, 2013
RIP, Roger Ebert.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 4, 2013
— Seth Green (@SethGreen) April 4, 2013
— Holly Robinson Peete (@hollyrpeete) April 4, 2013
RIP, Roger Ebert. Michael Bay can’t hurt you anymore.
— Chase Mitchell (@ChaseMit) April 4, 2013
RIP Roger Ebert. :’( Here’s a video of him defending Star Wars against some heartless d*ck: youtube.com/watch?feature=…
— VFILES (@VFILES) April 4, 2013
Thank you @ebertchicago for your wisdom, humor and courage.
— Lizz Winstead (@lizzwinstead) April 4, 2013
Rest in peace, Roger Ebert! You were an inspiration.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) 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
Roger Ebert was an ongoing inspiration (if not always a fan) to me and I am truly truly saddened by his loss. I will miss him.
— David Wain (@davidwain) April 4, 2013
Remember that time Roger Ebert was on The Critic? youtube.com/watch?v=0szx6N…
— HuffPostComedy (@HuffPostComedy) April 4, 2013
I miss @ebertchicago‘s reviews already. He was an inspiration to me for most of my life. From PBS to Twitter, I always “followed” him. RIP
— Doug Benson (@DougBenson) April 4, 2013
Roger Ebert. Millions of thumbs up for you. RIP
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) April 4, 2013