Roger Ebert funeral service, memorial planned

Film critic and author Roger Ebert, recipient of the Honorary Life Member Award, attends at the 61st Annual Directors Guild of America Awards at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on Jan. 31, 2009, in Los Angeles. AP Photo/Matt Sayles

Roger Ebert will be remembered on Monday at a funeral service in Chicago, reports the Chicago Sun-Times.

Services for the late film critic will be held at Holy Name Cathedral. Friends and fans are invited to attend, but seating will be limited at the church, on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Also taking place this week is a memorial tribute for Ebert on Thursday.

The 15th annual Roger Ebert's Film Festival will take place as scheduled from April 17 to 21.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and Chicago Sun-Times film critic died Thursday after a battle with cancer. He was 70.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to The Ebert Foundation, a nonprofit organization supporting arts and education programs. Donations can be sent to mailed to Northern Trust, 50 S. LaSalle St., Chicago, 60603.

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