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Robert Ebert hailed on Twitter by Hudson Valley celebrities
In this special edition of the Hudson Valley Tweets of the Week, local celebrities ranging from Howard Stern to Joan Rivers were among those to take to Twitter to honor heralded film critic Roger Ebert, who died Thursday at age 70.
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Among the first celebrities to tweet about Ebert's passing was former Peekskill resident Michael Ian Black.
Roger Ebert R.I.P. See you at the movies.— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) April 4, 2013
Anthony Bourdain, a graduate of Hyde Park's Culinary Institute of America, proved Ebert's influence wasn't limited to actors.
RIP the inspiring Roger Ebert. One of the greats.— Anthony Bourdain (@Bourdain) April 4, 2013
Justin Long, a former student at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, recalled how Ebert helped shaped his career path.
Reading Roger Ebert's reviews as a kid was instrumental in determining what I did w my life. He will be sorely missed.— Justin Long (@justinlong) April 4, 2013
Rhinebeck native Ramona Singer, a star of "The Real Housewives of New York City," was also saddened by the news.
Very sad to hear of Roger Ebert's passing. RIP.— Ramona Singer (@ramonasinger) April 4, 2013
Joan Rivers, a former Larchmont resident who's playing Purchase College this Sunday, took a break from her usual funny business to mourn.
Just heard about the death of Roger Ebert. He was a nice, nice man. I truly liked him - I'm very sad.— Joan Rivers (@Joan_Rivers) April 4, 2013
Howard Stern, who launched his DJ career in Briarcliff Manor, remembered the life of one of his frequent guests.
Roger Ebert RIP. I never grew tired of his opinions...on everything.Great man, great guest and great sense of humor.I will miss him.— Howard Stern (@HowardStern) April 4, 2013
William Shatner, who lived for years in Hastings, offered condolences to Ebert's family.
Saddened to hear of the passing of Roger Ebert. My thoughts are with his family.— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) April 4, 2013
Armonk homeowner Ron Howard was his usual eloquent self, making the most of Twitter's 140-character limit.
RIP Roger #Ebert. We lost a passionate and broad minded force for cinema of all shapes sizes and genres. A fine courageous writer and man— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) April 5, 2013
Pound Ridge homeowner Susan Sarandon exhibited equal class.
RIP Roger Ebert. The poetry and passion of your reviews will be missed.— Susan Sarandon (@SusanSarandon) April 5, 2013
Bedford native Felicity Huffman enjoyed an Ebert tribute that was posted on the satirical website The Onion.
And current Bedford resident Chazz Palminteri referenced the famous phrase "two thumbs up," used whenever Ebert and his "At The Movies" reviewing partner (usually Gene Siskel or Richard Roeper) both recommended a movie.
Two thumbs way up for the life Roger Ebert lived - he was a good man and he will be missed ---— Chazz Palminteri (@chazzpalminteri) April 5, 2013
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