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Ebert Funeral Set For Monday At Holy Name

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Film Critic Roger Ebert receives a special award of recognition at the American Society of Cinematographers 17th Annual Outstanding Achievement Awards at the Century Plaza Hotel on February 16, 2003 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Film Critic Roger Ebert receives a special award of recognition at the American Society of Cinematographers 17th Annual Outstanding Achievement Awards at the Century Plaza Hotel on February 16, 2003 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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CHICAGO (CBS) — The funeral for legendary Chicago Sun-Times film critic Roger Ebert will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday at Holy Name Cathedral, according to a press release from a publicist for Ebert’s family.

The service will be open to friends and fans but seating will be limited, with open seats filled on a first come, first served basis.

The family asked that donations should be made to The Ebert Foundation, c/o Northern Trust at 50 S. LaSalle Street, in lieu of flowers. The Ebert Foundation supports arts and education programs.

A memorial tribute is currently being planned for Thursday, April 11.

The famed movie critic, who helped popularize film criticism with his writings and syndicated television show, died Thursday after a series of health problems that included battles with thyroid and salivary gland cancer. He was 70.

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