I remember watching he and Gene Siskel, who died from complications following brain surgery, on the weekends at my aunt's house. I learned so much from watching their show and listening to their film critiques. I was saddened by Siskel's passing and have had such admiration for Roger Ebert as he battled salivary gland and thyroid cancer for the past decade.
A full story about his life and legacy can be found from the Chicago Sun-Times, but I absolutely had to write a short post expressing my absolute grief and offer my thoughts and prayers to his family.
Here's a clip of Siskel & Ebert At the Movies from 1983 where they took a look at the Star Wars phenomenon and review Return of the Jedi.
You'll be missed, Roger Ebert.
Image from TheFilmTalk.com.