Richard Roeper, Ebert's former partner wrote a moving obituary for the Sun Times:
On Twitter, directors sent messages of remembrance:
Steven Spielberg in a statement to Ain't It Cool News:
"Roger loved movies. They were his life. His reviews went far deeper than simply thumbs up or thumbs down. He wrote with passion through a real knowledge of film and film history, and in doing so, helped many movies find their audiences. Along with Gene Shalit, Joel Siegel, and of course Gene Siskel, Roger put television criticism on the map. Roger's passing is virtually the end of an era and now the balcony is closed forever."
Actors and media titans chimed in as well:
As did giants of the entertainment industry:
And other critics:
Peter Travers of Rolling Stone:
Even President Obama released a statement:
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