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Chicagoans honor Ebert outside Gene Siskel Film Center

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From Academy Award-winner Martin Scorsese to average movie lovers, people are fondly remembering the beloved film critic Roger Ebert.

Fans signed poster boards, expressing their well wishes, outside the Gene Siskel Film Center in the Loop Friday.

Ebert passed away Thursday at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. He was 70 years-old.

Ebert was a film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times since 1967.

He also co-hosted a TV show with the late Gene Siskel and later Richard Roeper, forever popularizing the “thumbs up” and “thumbs down” sign.

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