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Roger Ebert's Funeral to Be Held Monday

The Associated Press, Saturday, April 6, 2013, 3:52pm (PDT)

The Hollywood Reporter -- Funeral services for Roger Ebert will be held Monday in Chicago.

Holy Name Cathedral will host the services, beginning at 10 a.m., the Chicago-Sun Times reports. Friends and fans are invited to attend, but seating will be limited at the church, which is located at 730 N. State Street.

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In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to The Ebert Foundation, a nonprofit organization supporting arts and education programs. Donations can be be mailed to Northern Trust, 50 S. LaSalle St., Chicago, 60603.

In addition to the funeral, a memorial service is to take place April 11, but details have not been finalized. The Ebertfest film festival will go on as planned April 17-21 in Champaign, Ill.

Ebert died at the age of 70 Thursday after battling cancer. In early December, the Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic described his latest health struggle as “a slight and nearly invisible hairline fracture involving my left femur." He added: “I didn't fall. I didn't break it. It just sort of &hellip happened to itself." On April 3, he took a "leave of presence" from the Sun-Times after revealing what he thought was a fracture was cancer and that he was undergoing radiation treatments.

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In 2006, Ebert gave up co-hosting duties on his movie-review series after thyroid cancer took part of his jaw, rendering him unable to speak.

Related article on THR.com:

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