I held off tweeting the Jason Russell story because I sensed there's more behind it. Something sad.—
Roger Ebert (@ebertchicago) March 17, 2012
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Cancer took away Roger Ebert’s speech, but not his voice. The legendary film critic battled thyroid cancer in the 2000s, and though it left him unable to speak, Ebert found new ways to be heard. His love of film is still present, but Ebert’s Twitter feed is full of news commentary (though not entirely uncontroversial) that just seems to get crisper with time.
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