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Hollywood and even the president are remembering film critic Roger Ebert, who died Thursday.
In a statement, President Barack Obama released a statement saying, “Michelle and I are saddened to hear about the passing of Roger Ebert. For a generation of Americans -- and especially Chicagoans -- Roger was the movies. When he didn’t like a film, he was honest; when he did, he was effusive -- capturing the unique power of the movies to take us somewhere magical. Even amidst his own battles with cancer, Roger was as productive as he was resilient -- continuing to share his passion and perspective with the world. The movies won’t be the same without Roger, and our thoughts and prayers are with Chaz and the rest of the Ebert family.”
Oprah Winfrey tweeted: "Roger and Gene together again. End of an era."
Steve Martin tweeted: "Goodbye Roger Ebert, we had fun. The balcony is closed."
Ron Howard tweeted: "RIP Roger Ebert. We've lost a passionate and broad minded force for cinema of all shapes sizes and genres. A fine courageous writer and man."
John Cusack tweeted: "RIP Roger Ebert -- a critic of a different time -- who wrote intelligently and passionately about film -- not fame."
Zooey Deschanel tweeted: "RIP Roger Ebert -- whose great love of cinema inspired us all. He will be missed."
Albert Brooks tweeted: "R.I.P. Roger Ebert. One of the greats in his field. I'm very sad."