It was just a day ago that Ebert, Pulitzer Prize winner and famous host of "Siskel & Ebert," took to his blog to announce a "leave of presence" from full-time reviewing duties to focus on a recurrence of that cancer after years of battling the disease in various forms. But that same blog post announced a slew of initiatives -- a new website, a Kickstarter for a new version of his classic television show, guest critics -- and did not sound like the words of a man who was hours from death. To the very end, Ebert refused to let cancer defeat him or stop him. Even when repeated surgeries took his voice, he refused to be silenced.
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