Here is what some of the Twitter-verse had to say:
"This is my happening and it freaks me out". Roger Ebert wrote the truly incredible Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls. He is beyond a legend.
Pulling up Ebert's column on getting sober pulls up an over-loaded server error. I think he would appreciate that. http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/2009/08/my_name_is_roger_and_im_an_alc.html …
"If you're going to assemble ball players in a corn field, you need Old Hoss. This film is garbage." -R. Ebert on "Field of Dreams." RIP.
RT @suntimes: It is with a heavy heart we report that legendary film critic Roger Ebert (@ebertchicago) has passed away
I grew up watching Siskel and Ebert and being glued to their chemistry and banter back and forth. We didn't even have a VCR or the money to go watch movies, but I was captivated by all the films that were out there. My cinematic experience at that age was simply the film clips they showed. Even after Gene Siskel passed away, Ebert carried on. I managed to see the man once at his annual film festival hosted in Champaign, Illinois, and I followed his reviews and tweets well through his cancer. He leaves behind a huge legacy and certainly inspired me to think critically about films.