Film Critic Ebert’s Widow Talks About Their Life, His Death

CHICAGO (AP) — In a blog post, the widow of famed film critic Roger Ebert says she’s devastated by the loss of her love.


Chaz Ebert posted her thoughts on Ebert’s blog hours after her husband died yesterday after a long battle with cancer.

Chaz wrote she has lost the love of her life and the world has lost a visionary, creative and generous spirit. Chaz, an attorney, and Ebert were married in 1992.

She said they had a lovely life together that was more beautiful and epic than a movie.

Chaz said Ebert was getting tired of battling cancer. She said they were preparing to go home for hospice care when he “looked at us, smiled and passed away.” She said there was “no struggle, no pain, just a quiet, dignified transition.”