CHICAGO — Hollywood actors and Chicago natives John Cusack and Joan Cusack remembered famed film critic Roger Ebert as one of the city's icons.
The brother and sister spoke Thursday at a Chicago memorial for Ebert, who died last week at age 70 after a years-long bout with cancer.
John Cusack said Ebert was always supportive of artists. Cusack said Ebert "always gave you a fair shake."
The memorial at the Chicago Theatre was called "Roger Ebert: A Celebration of Life." A choir opened the gathering of actors, directors, film critics and other admirers by singing, "Roger Ebert, we will always love you."