The legendary film critic (and Maxim icon) loses his ongoing battle with cancer at the age of 70.
After penning up to 300 movie reviews a year, becoming the first film critic to win the Pulitzer prize, and waging a hard-fought battle with cancer that left him unable to speak (but a more prolific writer than ever), the Chicago Sun Times reports that Roger Ebert has died. Back in 2011, we had the distinct honor of interviewing Roger about his then-new autobiography, Life Itself; the business of film criticism, the origin of his famous "Thumbs Up" movie ratings system, Colonel Sanders (because, why not?), and lots more.
Upon hearing the news of his death, we dug through the Maxim.com archives so we could bring you our original interview with Roger Ebert.
Cheers to a true American icon who will be sorely missed.