Ebert Services Monday in Chicago
By The Associated Press
Funeral services have been set for Urbana native and longtime film critic Roger Ebert, who passed away Thursday.
The funeral for acclaimed film reviewer Roger Ebert will be Monday at Holy Name Cathedral in downtown Chicago.
The legendary Chicago Sun-Times critic died Thursday at age 70 after a long battle with cancer. Ebert's service starts at 10 a.m. and will be open to friends and fans, but there will be limited seating.
The newspaper says a memorial tribute also is scheduled for Thursday. Details for that ceremony are being finalized.
Ebert worked for the Chicago Sun-Times for more than 40 years. He found more fame when he partnered with Chicago Tribune film critic Gene Siskel on their long-running television movie review show.
Ebert's family asks that donations be sent to The Ebert Foundation instead of flowers to: The Ebert Foundation, c/o Northern Trust, 50 S. LaSalle St., Chicago, 60603.
The foundation is a nonprofit that supports arts and education programs.