Film critic Roger Ebert

Chaz Ebert: Roger Ebert had a "Quiet, Dignified Transition"

The wife of the late writer speaks about his last moments

by #teamEBONY, April 05, 2013

Film critic Roger Ebert

Film critic Roger Ebert applauds his wife, Chaz, before he was honored with a sidewalk medallion under the marquee of the Chicago Theatre on Monday, J

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“I am devastated by the loss of my love, Roger — my husband, my friend, my confidante and oh-so-brilliant partner of over 20 years. He fought a courageous fight. I’ve lost the love of my life, and the world has lost a visionary and a creative and generous spirit who touched so many people all over the world. We had a lovely, lovely life together, more beautiful and epic than a movie. It had its highs and the lows, but was always experienced with good humor, grace and a deep abiding love for each other.

“Roger was a beloved husband, stepfather to Sonia and Jay, and grandfather to Raven, Emil, Mark and Joseph. Just yesterday he was saying how his grandchildren were ‘the best things in my life.’ He was happy and radiating satisfaction over the outpouring of responses to his blog about his 46th year as a film critic. But he was also getting tired of his fight with cancer, and said if this takes him, he has lived a great and full life.

Read it at Chicago Sun-Times.



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