(AP) - The death of film critic Roger Ebert elicits wide reaction from directors, actors, fellow critics and others:
"I am devastated by the loss of my love, Roger - my husband, my friend, my confidante and oh-so-brilliant partner of over 20 years. He fought a courageous fight. I've lost the love of my life and the world has lost a visionary and a creative and generous spirit who touched so many people all over the world. We had a lovely, lovely life together, more beautiful and epic than a movie. It had its highs and the lows, but was always experienced with good humor, grace and a deep abiding love for each other." -- Ebert's wife, Chaz Ebert, in a statement posted on her husband's blog.