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    Roger Ebert Dies at 70

    FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2011 file photo, Pulitzer Prize-winning movie critic Roger Ebert works in his office at the WTTW-TV studios in Chicago. In an essay posted Tuesday, April 2, 2013, Ebert says that he has cancer again and is scaling back his movie reviews while undergoing radiation. The veteran critic has previously battled cancer in his thyroid and salivary glands and lost the ability to speak and eat after surgery.  (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

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    It's a sad day for movie buffs everywhere. Roger Ebert, who spent 46 years reviewing movies for the Chicago Sun-Times, passed away Thursday at age 70. The reputable film critic had just announced he would be taking "a leave of presence" to battle his second bout of cancer. "It means I am not going away," he wrote in a blog post late Tuesday. "I'll be able at last to do what I've always fantasized about doing: reviewing only the movies I want to review." In 2006, he battled cancer in the thyroid and salivary glands, causing him to lose the ability to speak and eat, though he kept reviewing.

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