Roger Ebert Dies at 70, Celebrities Tweet Sadness

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Roger Ebert Dies at 70, Celebrities Tweet Sadness
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Roger Ebert and his wife, Chaz.

Legendary film critic Roger Ebert, half of the famed duo Siskel and Ebert, died April 4, just a day after revealing via a blog post that he'd be undergoing radiation treatment for recurrent cancer. The news about the 70-year old movie writer, who earned a Pulitzer Prize for his no-nonsense brand of commentary, drew plenty of tweets from celebrities wanting to express their sadness over the movie industry's loss.

Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain wrote " RIP the inspiring Roger Ebert. One of the greats."

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" actress Emma Caulfield tweeted " RIP @ebertchicago. He single handedly made me want to go see movies or avoid them depending on his review. His voice will be missed."

Lou Diamond Phillips shared his thoughts on the late critic's style: "RIP Roger Ebert. A wonderful man, always more than kind to me. He wrote intelligent, informed criticism without being petty or cynical."

Virginia Madsen tweeted a personal message to Ebert that read "Dear Roger- you were a true friend to me and my family. Thank you. Your voice will never be silenced. #rogerebert"

"Nightline" co-anchor Terry Moran wrote "Roger Ebert's writing was so humane, so familiar, so full of hope that when the lights go down, we can dream something wonderful together."

Holly Robinson Peete tweeted her sympathies to his family: "RIP Roger Ebert. All my prayers to Chaz -his beautiful and stoic wife:( "

Seth Green shared this thoughts: "Ever a class act, @EbertChicago made me love movies even more. http:// bit.ly/Y0z147 #RIP"

Oscar winner Marlee Matlin tweeted "So sad to read passing of Roger Ebert. He will forever be watching movies with Gene Siskel. Thumbs up to him!"

Academy Award nominee Anna Kendrick expressed her surprise over the news with "Shocked and truly, deeply saddened at the loss of the great Roger Ebert. A legend. His voice will be missed."

TV actress Eliza Dushku tweeted "#RogerEbert ~ movies, folks/fans will miss you. Thank you, Sir, for your fine contributions to film. #rip"

Director and choreographer Adam Shankman reflected "So sad to hear about @rogerebert . RIP brave unyeilding soldier. Maybe you get your own show now with the big guy! We will miss you. Xo"

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