Roger Ebert Dead: Hollywood Reacts on

Legendary movie critic Roger Ebert died April 4. He was not only the first film critic to win a Pulitzer Prize, but one of the only critics known to the general public. Here, his fans remember him.

Directors Guild of America President Taylor Hackford said in a statement:

“From the mightiest blockbuster to the smallest independent film, Roger Ebert devoted his career to sharing his love of film with generations of moviegoers. The role of critics is to call them as they see them and Roger did so with integrity. In more than four decades of honest review of our films, Roger demanded excellence – but recognized directorial achievements. For his dedication and service to the craft, in 2009, the DGA awarded him our Honorary Life Member Award. He will be deeply missed.”

Ebert is also remembered by fellow Chicagoan President Obama, who Tweeted:

More: Photos of Roger Ebert Through the Years

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