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AP film critic Christy Lemire on the life and legacy of Roger Ebert

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People walk past flowers placed before the Star for Roger Ebert on Hollywood's Walk of Fame April 4, 2013 in Hollywood,California. Ebert, the first film critic to win a Pulitzer Prize, died April 4, 2013, the US newspaper that employed him for more than four decades said. He was 70. Ebert -- who just two days ago announced in a blog post that he was taking a break from his main job -- succumbed to cancer after a long battle, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images

Yesterday legendary film critic Roger Ebert passed away. Associated Press film critic Christy Lemire pays tribute her friend and former colleague.

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