My buddy Oomer, aka WFAN Clips wrote "R.I.P. Roger Ebert." Then I saw another such tweet from ESPN's Adam Schefter. With the recent twitter hoaxes of late and the TMZ debacle regarding Lil Wayne's condition, I had to wait it out before I could react, so I went to the research. Then I looked it up on twitter itself, and it pointed me to the Chicago Sun-Times official twitter page:
On Saturday, February 20, 1999, Siskel died from complications of another surgery at the age of 53.