Roger Ebert Announces Return of Cancer - Taking a Leave of Presence


Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Roger Ebert announced Tuesday evening in a post on his Chicago Sun-Times blog that he has suffered a return of cancer.

As a result, Ebert — who has written prolifically in recent years on a host of topics other than just cinema — said he will be taking a "leave of presence."

"What in the world is a leave of presence? It means I am not going away," Ebert wrote. "My intent is to continue to write selected reviews but to leave the rest to a talented team of writers handpicked and greatly admired by me. What's more, I'll be able at last to do what I've always fantasized about doing: reviewing only the movies I want to review."

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