Ball point pen on todays newsprint

Roger Ebert has battled cancer since 2003. At 67, he's be no means giving up, but has ruled out further surgeries. Perhaps the greatest compliment I could give any journalist is that they help inform my life decisions. It's true whether they are writing a review or covering a campaign. It seems odd to say I'm a fan of a critic, but I am a fan of making good use of my time and for years I've trusted Roger Ebert to steer me towards worthy entertainment choices. Even now, though he's no longer able to talk, or eat or drink, he continues to write and inform my decisions. Bravo!

Read Esquire article

  1. February 18, 2010 -

    He also has some interesting quips on Twitter.

  2. February 18, 2010 -

    I read that...I just haven't gotten into twitter.

  3. February 19, 2010 -

    Sad--what a great sketch of him, Larry!

  4. ianam
    February 21, 2010 -

    Um, Ebert does not currently have cancer as far as anyone knows.

  5. February 21, 2010 -

    Thank you ianam, Mr. Ebert has battled cancer since 2003 with a series of surgeries, but is currently cancer free.