Stars Mourn Roger Ebert’s Death on Twitter

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By Michael Lewittes

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Celebrities are taking to Twitter to mourn the loss of Roger Ebert, who passed away at age 70 on Thursday after a years-long battle with cancer.

See what stars are saying about the film critic and his legacy:

President Obama: The movies won’t be the same without Roger. Morgan Freeman: He was one of the really great critics. Also an accomplished in depth interviewer for the Chicago Sun-Times. He took me under his wing early in my movie career and was always supportive. I’ll miss him.

Anna Kendrick: Shocked and truly, deeply saddened at the loss of the great Roger Ebert. A legend. His voice will be missed. Jimmy Kimmel: Roger Ebert was an excellent writer, a gifted artist, and as nice a guy as you’ll ever meet. Sad he’s gone. Patton Oswalt: Roger, I hope you’re in an infinite movie palace, watching every film the great directors only dreamed of making. RIP, @ebertchicago.

Michael Ian Black: Roger Ebert R.I.P. See you at the movies Jenny McCarthy: Roger Ebert RIP. #chicagolove. Carson Daly: SO FAST! Praying 4 his fam. Eliza Dushku: ~ movies, folks/fans will miss you. Thank you, Sir, for your fine contributions to film. #rip

Alyssa Milano: Rest in peace, Roger Ebert! You were an inspiration. Marlee Matlin: So sad to read passing of Roger Ebert. He will be forever be watching movies with Gene Siskel. Thumbs up to him! Steve Carell: Thanks Mr. Ebert.

Darren Aronofsky: we lost a thoughtful writer, i remember my first review from him, pi (i got his and siskel’s thumbs) it was a career highlight. #rogerebert Dane Cook: Sad to hear about Roger Ebert passing away. RIP kind sir. I give your life two enthusiastic Seth Green: Ever a class act, @EbertChicago made me love movies even more

Larry King: Sad to hear about the passing of Roger Ebert, he was a grand man & in my opinion the dean of American film critics-he will be sorely missed. Adam Shankman: 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. Steve Martin: Goodbye Roger Ebert, we had fun. The balcony is closed

A.O. Scott: Ebert was singular. We are all in his shadow and his debt. Jason Reitman: A profound loss for anyone who has ever loved going to the movies. My heart goes out to Chaz and the city of Chicago. Just heartbroken. Albert Brooks: R.I.P. Roger Ebert. One of the greats in his field. I’m very sad.

Diable Cody: R.I.P. Roger Ebert. It was a privilege to interact with you. Thank you for the support, the criticism, and the true love for the movies. Josh Gad: RIP Ebert. You inspired my joy for film with your contagious enthusiasm and spirit. Howard Stern: Roger Ebert RIP. I never grew tired of his opinions…on everything. Great man, great guest and great sense of humor. I will miss him.

William Shatner: Saddened to hear of the passing of Roger Ebert. My thoughts are with his family. Ron Howard: 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 Michael Moore: Roger Ebert. Millions of thumbs up for you. RIP

Cameron Crowe: Roger Ebert. Clear-eyed dreamer, king of the written word… Mark Duplass: Thanks to @ebertchicago who turned his thumb up for me and @jayduplass and THE PUFFY CHAIR before anyone knew who we were. RIP. Zooey Deschanel: RIP Roger Ebert – whose great love of cinema inspired us all. He will be missed. Hugh Hefner: Hugh Hefner: I’m saddened by the death of dear, longtime friend, film critic Roger Ebert. He will be missed.

Eli Roth: “This is my happening and it freaks me out!” – Roger Ebert, 1969. RIP Roger, the first critic who really made me look at movies differently. Zoe Saldana: Say not in grief: “He is no more”, but live in thankfulness that he was. ~ Hebrew proverb. R.I.P Roger Ebert. Paris Hilton: R.I.P. Roger Ebert. You will be missed.

Gary Busey: My love goes out to Roger Ebert for his support & uplifting words defining my performances. Even tho you’ll be missed ur in my heart forever Helen Mirren: A great friend to the art and the commerce of film. He loved and understood the medium better than anyone. Many of us, including me owe him a great deal. We will all miss him very much. Spike Lee: I Miss My Dear Friend Roger Ebert.Roger Was One Of The 1st Major Movie Critics To Support My Joints,Especially Malcolm X And DTRT.-R.I.P.

Paula Abdul: I’m truly saddened by the loss of the great #RogerEbert -I LOVE what @BarackObama said: “Roger was the movies.” Samuel L. Jackson: Roger Ebert was the real deal! He loved movies, for real! Great guy, good friend. Always made me smile. Thanks for all you were! Gossip Cop will continue to update as more stars celebs react to the sad news. Feel free to share your thoughts about Ebert in the comments section below.

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