Ebert still alive; attends festival

Maybe we can start getting some good reviews at the Sun-Times again.
Ebert: We spend too much time hiding illness :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Metro & Tri-State
My Ninth Annual Overlooked Film Festival opens Wednesday night at the University of Illinois at Urbana, and Chaz and I will be in attendance.
So letâ..s talk turkey. What will I look like? To paraphrase a line from â..Raging Bull,â. I ainâ..t a pretty boy no more. (Not that I ever was. The original appeal of â..Siskel & Ebertâ. was that we didnâ..t look like we belonged on TV.)
What happened was, cancer of the salivary gland spread to my right lower jaw. A segment of the mandible was removed. Two operations to replace the missing segment were unsuccessful, both leading to unanticipated bleeding.