All are welcome: public funeral for Roger Ebert at Chicago cathedral

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Funeral services for legendary movie critic Roger Ebert have been set for Monday.

The service is scheduled at Holy Name Cathedral, 730 N. State St., a church official confirmed. The program starts at 10 a.m. and will be open to the public, but seats will be first-come, first-served, a publicist for Ebert’s family said in a press release.

A memorial tribute is planned for April 11, according to the news release, but further details were not available.

Ebert, who was the first to win a Pulitzer Prize for film criticism and worked for the Chicago Sun-Times for more than 45 years, died on Thursday. He was 70. His death came just two days after he publicly announced that his cancer had returned and that he would be taking “a leave of presence.”

In lieu of flowers, well-wishers are asked to send donations to The Ebert Foundation, c/o Northern Trust at 50 S. LaSalle Street.

I wonder if Cardinal George will preside?


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