The late Roger Ebert celebrated his twentieth wedding anniversary with wife Chaz last year. Early this morning, she tweeted about the upcoming memorial for her husband and thanked those who reached out as she mourns.

Mrs. Ebert also shared that her husband left behind instructions about his Twitter account. “I wonder if he knew something we didn’t know,” she tweeted.


RIP: Legendary film critic Roger Ebert has passed away

  • jrhughes

    See U at the movies!

    • Joe W.

      Not me, pal. I won’t give the rat bass turds a dime of my money.

  • $472942

    I am truly sorry, but I just have to say what I am thinking:

    “Good riddance to bad rubbish”…

  • TocksNedlog

    Good for you, Jim Carrey — you did something very nice . . . for someone that just happened to share your political views.

    • Ben Bollman

      Sharing his political views while dancing on other people’s graves

  • Joe W.

    Now that the body is warm, I’ll say that the country is a better place without this divisive, bitter man.

  • GaryTheBrave

    All I know about film critics is that they have very odd tastes in entertainment. When they hate a movie, I generally like it. Maybe I’m the one with the weird tastes.

    • Marcy Cook

      This has been the same for me and my family for decades. We always know which movie to see and which not to see based on what a film critic says. We always go for the one they hate…we save a lot of money that way.

  • Ben Bollman

    Good for her. And the people here talking bad about Ebert should remember how they felt about Jim Carrey mocking Charlton Heston, there is no need for it and it makes us look just as petty.

    • cgraham77

      Agreed. It’s tasteless. Let the man rest.

      We can still show respects for people in their death even if we didn’t agree with, or even like them! And I’ve said the exact same thing to liberals.

      Take the higher road folks! We are not the “grave dancing” party.

      • cgraham77

        Another thing I would like to add, for perspective.

        Anybody who has watched another person die from cancer can attest to the fact that its an incredibly painful and agonizing way to die. I wouldn’t wish it on even my enemies. So to those who are taking joy in his death, please understand…he suffered greatly, as did his family.

        • Ben Bollman

          Exactly, I watched my father die of cancer and considering the attitude and courage Ebert had even after losing his jaw and the ability to speak he should be respected not vilified.

          • cgraham77

            I watched my grandmother die from lung and brain cancer, and my mother survive breast cancer.

            I applaud him in his stength in remaining a public figure in spite of his disfigurement…as even sometimes just showing your face in public, in a trip to the store, can be an emotional event, when people stare and children become scared and start crying just looking at you.

            Both my grandmother and my mother were disfigured from surgeries. My grandmother’s being the most visible, from brain surgeries. Even her younger grandchildren (who were too young to understand) were scared of her because of how she looked.

            So, it took a lot of strength for him to continue his public life.

            Hugs to you and respects to your father.

          • Ben Bollman

            Yes, that’s why I don’t like people laying into people who have gone through that. You can disagree with someone’s opinion without disrespecting them. Thank you for the kind words and hugs to you too.

          • Raye09

            Grave dancing is tacky no matter which party is doing it. Just because you don’t agree with someone doesn’t mean you should slander them in death. Ebert was not a politician, and yes you can disagree with someone and still respect them.

          • Ben Bollman


          • Patrick Dennehy

            You’re a good man, Ben. *high five*

            and @Raye09:disqus @cgraham77:disqus

          • Ben Bollman

            thanks, I appreciate that.

      • Ben Bollman

        Well, he’s not even a politician. He was a critic that gave his liberal opinion every once in awhile but was also capable of reason. He was an overall good person who spent the last few years suffering, he doesn’t deserve to have his grave danced upon.

  • Roy

    Yeah that he had married a post op tranny.

  • $27789750

    Nevertheless, I will not miss his advice as I do not recall ever reading it.

  • CrustyB

    His job was having opinions about movies. Gee, that’s so hard to do.

  • IceColdTroll

    Even I’ll agree here, he’s dead Jim, show a little class and if you can’t say something respectful,STFU.

  • L.N. Smithee

    In case you don’t know how much Ebert despised conservatives, remember that he had such contempt for new GOP VP nominee Sarah Palin that he took it out on her style of eyeglasses. I already paid my respects to Ebert shortly after the news came, but I was ready for him to have left a posthumous bird-flip to the right. Maybe that’s what’s coming courtesy of his widow.

  • Renee’

    thats horrible my uncle died of pancreatic cancer dancing on someones grave show some respect people