Twitter Mourns Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert, America’s most famous film critic, died yesterday at the age of 70. Every celebrity he had ever lauded with praise or declared inapt — cough Rob Schneider —rushed to give his life a thumbs up. Ebert, an avid tweeter himself, would have been proud.
Saddened to hear of the passing of Roger Ebert. My thoughts are with his family.
ampmdash; William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) April 4, 2013
Roger Ebert’s wonderful, generous review of “Liberal Arts” meant so much to me. Wish I could have thanked him personally.
ampmdash; Josh Radnor (@JoshRadnor) April 4, 2013
For the first time ever, Joan Rivers wasn’t snarky:
Just heard about the death of Roger Ebert. He was a nice, nice man. I truly liked him – I’m very sad.
ampmdash; Joan Rivers (@Joan_Rivers) April 4, 2013
There is an exquisitely humane irony in overpraising Roger Ebert.
ampmdash; B.J. Novak (@bjnovak) April 5, 2013
Oh. The wonderful Roger Ebert died. He had written this marvellous piece about death: salon.com/2011/09/15/rog… RIP RE
ampmdash; Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) April 4, 2013
ampmdash; Seth Green (@SethGreen) April 4, 2013
Roger Ebert RIP. I never grew tired of his opinions…on everything.Great man, great guest and great sense of humor.I will miss him.
ampmdash; Howard Stern (@HowardStern) April 4, 2013
Rodger Ebert was an important film critic because he loved movies more than his opinions of them! He was a champion of film, big & small!
ampmdash; Rob Schneider (@RobSchneider) April 4, 2013
we lost a thoughtful writer, i remember my first review from him, pi (i got his and siskel’s thumbs) it was a career highlight. #rogerebert
ampmdash; darren aronofsky (@DarrenAronofsky) April 4, 2013
Sad to hear about the passing of Roger Ebert, he was a grand man & in my opinion the dean of American film critics-he will be sorely missed
ampmdash; Larry King(@kingsthings) April 4, 2013
ampmdash; Joseph Gordon-Levitt (@hitRECordJoe) April 5, 2013
So sad. RIP @ebertchicago
ampmdash; Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) April 4, 2013
Very sad over news of Roger Ebert’s death.Will miss his tweets and reviews– his love of movies.
ampmdash; Judy Blume (@judyblume) April 4, 2013
Words fail me. Is it unusual to talk about loving a film critic? In this case, no. I truly loved Roger. And can’t believe he is gone.
ampmdash; errolmorris (@errolmorris) April 5, 2013
Even President Obama had something to say:
“The movies won’t be the same without Roger.” —President Obama
ampmdash; Barack Obama (@BarackObama) April 4, 2013
Some even remembered him the old-fashioned way. Steven Spielberg released a statement saying: “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.”