"I was perfectly content before I was born, and I think of death as the same state."
Roger Ebert (1942-2013)
Ebert’s chosen profession had many elites, but few among even those people could match him for sheer gift with the written word. Agree or disagree with him — and particularly over video games did I disagree with him — it’s impossible to deny his contributions to film culture and criticism, and to literature.
When the Sun-Times website comes back up, read “Nil By Mouth,” his essay on losing his ability to eat.
Godspeed, good sir. Two thumbs up to you.