The Chicago Sun-Times has announced that its legendary film critic, Roger Ebert, has died.

The 70-year-old Ebert reviewed films for the newspaper for 46 years.

Ebert had announced yesterday on his blog that we was undergoing radiation treatment for a cancer discovered after he fractured his hip last year.

Because of the treatments, he was not going to be able to attend and review as many films, calling it an "leave of presence.:"