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Sun-Times: Film Critic Roger Ebert Dead at 70

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LAS VEGAS -- The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that noted film critic Roger Ebert has died. He was 70.

On Tuesday, Ebert announced that his cancer had returned and he would be taking a "leave of presence."

"What in the world is a leave of presence?" Ebert wrote in his blog. "It means I am not going away. My intent is to continue to write selected reviews but to leave the rest to a talented team of writers handpicked and greatly admired by me."

Ebert reviewed films for the Sun-Times for 46 years and on TV for 31, the Sun-Times reported. He also won a Pulitzer in 1975.

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