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Friday, April 12, 2013
Every time a celebrity dies, news programs and papers show legions of mourning fans surrounding funeral homes or stadiums where a service is being held.
I've always watched those proceedings with a degree of cynicism. After all, how could these people have any real connection to a person they've never met? Not to mention the extreme lifestyle disparity between the mourners and the deceased.
Now I get it.
Roger Ebert is someone I've never met. He's been a TV star, journalist, screenwriter, novelist, memoirist and social commentator. It has been my pleasure to enjoy Ebert's work in each of those areas for a very long time.
And though I've never been in proximity to Ebert or led even a remotely similar life, it hurt me deeply to hear of his passing.
You may not see me on TV participating in a mass vigil on the streets of Chicago, but at least now I understand the desire to participate. Even in death, Ebert has enlightened me.
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