Ebert was a part of my relation to movies. From a kid in Kansas watching him and Siskel do their back and forth to being in LA and always checking his review. When I moved to Kauai our local movie theater had a website with tons of reviewers. I only had to check with Roger to see if my hunch on a movie was worth the ticket. It was so sad when Siskel left and as another poster here said it seemed very sad and lonely for him. Then to see him stricken with cancer as well was almost too much. The way a person dies has much to say with how they lived. Well done, Roger! RIP, but somehow i like to think he and Siskel are up there getting ready to review the next movie with a bag of popcorn and a soda. Part of Americana has passed.