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.READ MORE: 2 In Custody In Connection With Shooting Death Of 8-Year-Old Melissa Ortega
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.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Slight Warm Up Overnight, Lake Effect Snow Returns
A memorial tribute is currently being planned for Thursday, April 11.MORE NEWS: Ald. Carrie Austin Thanks City Council, Mayor For Support After Her Collapse At December Meeting
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.