Minutes after the Chicago Sun-Times reported the news of his death, Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) wrote on Twitter:
Schock then wrote moments later:
Roger Ebert, U of I grad and lifelong Illinoisan has passed. Brought film makers and goers back to Champaign for years after graduation. RIP— Aaron Schock (@repaaronschock) April 4, 2013
—This story has been updated to include President Obama's remarks.