Roger Ebert has died. He took a “leave of presence” earlier this week to focus his energies on fighting his resurgent illness.
Wonderful writer; a great humanist voice. Those who are unfamiliar with his work might enjoy reading his blog: http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/
The New Yorker has an appreciation here: Postscript: Roger Ebert, 1942-2013 : The New Yorker
Background information can be found here: Roger Ebert - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He's well worth reading.