Sad that Ebert went the way he did, he had a pretty awful run of it those last few years. He'll be missed.
The saddest part of it to me is that literally two days
before his passing he announced his stepping back from full-time reviewing, how excited he was to be reviewing films that he wanted
to see, and closed by saying, "I'll see you at the movies." And then suddenly he was gone.
Yes, that really struck me too. The poor man couldn't even get that one small thing.