Five words for Roger Ebert


Elizabeth Freda, Reporter

One of the most beloved and respected movie critics the world has seen lost his fight against cancer Thursday. With his funeral services Tuesday, Roger Ebert’s passing marked the end of an era. The Current and Daily staffers, along with some Northwestern students, commented on his life and legacy:

“Thank you for everything, Roger.” — Rohan Nadkarni 

“He made arts journalism credible.” — Tommy Carroll

“What you loved, you elevated.” — Sam Freedman

“He will be missed dearly.” — Dana Driskill 

“Brilliant, vitriolic, inspiring old dude.” — Peter Cleary 

“Humankind lost some quality sass.” — Teo Mungaray

“He was a marvelous critic.” — Jules Cantor

“He brought culture to Chicago.” — Ellen Garrison

“He had hilarious one liners.” — Dana Getz

“Rest in peace … Roger Ebert.” — Joseph Diebold