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Locals Remember Roger Ebert

CHAMPAIGN--Many are still in shock and saddened tonight by the news that Urbana native and legendary film-critic Roger Ebert died today at the age of 70.

Ebert's long battle with cancer resurfaced, and it was just on Tuesday, that he posted on his blog, he would be taking a leave of presence.

Ebertfest is less than two weeks away, and as Ebert posted in his blog, and as fest organizers tell us, the show will go on.

Many people are speculating it will be a memorial and celebration of Ebert's life and legacy, because after all ... he wasn't just a movie-critic... Ebert was America's movie critic.

ABC Newschannel 15's Marine Glisovic reports.