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DJariya
06-26-12, 05:19 PM
http://movieline.com/2012/06/26/nora-ephron-dead-liz-smith-eulogy/

While official confirmation has yet to be reported, columnist Liz Smith eulogizes friend and filmmaker Nora Ephron, writer and director of films including Sleepless in Seattle, You've Got Mail, and 2009's Julie & Julia. "People who never dreamed she was ill, are crestfallen. Amazed. Stunned," Smith writes. "I won’t say, “Rest in peace, Nora” – I will just ask “What the hell will we do without you?"

Meanwhile, advice columnist Margo Howard, who also writes for the online publication The Women on the Web, where Smith's remembrance appeared today, Tweeted the news citing Smith as her source:


Margo Howard@Margoandhow

Well, to those of you who can't find the news of Nora Ephron's death, the funeral is Thursday - and maybe that's the way she wanted it.


Contradicting the odd announcements, the New York Times contacted Ephron's publisher, Knopf, who said she has not died:


Julie Bosman@juliebosman
Nora Ephron's publisher, Knopf, tells the NYT that she is still alive.



UPDATE: Newsweek/Daily Beast reporter MariaElena Fernandez chimed through the confusion, adding that Ephron, who is battling cancer, is alive but near death.




MariaElena Fernandez@writerchica
Nora Ephron news is not a hoax but she has not passed away. She is not expected to make it through tonight. This is the truth.

Solid Snake
06-26-12, 05:28 PM
Dang. Not a fan of her work but the fact that she supposedly not make through the night and we know that is kind of creepy.

Drexl
06-26-12, 05:33 PM
I didn't realize she was 71, as the first thing I remember from her was When Harry Met Sally. Of course she wrote scripts before that one.

I kinda like some of her work, like WHMS and Sleepless... but she had her share of misfires as well. RIP.

Geofferson
06-26-12, 05:38 PM
Sad to hear :(

TGM
06-26-12, 05:38 PM
all the bullshit aside, When Harry Met Sally is a great movie, with some real genuine insight into the sexes. if this story is true, then I hope she goes peacefully and with dignity.

PenguinJoe
06-26-12, 07:15 PM
update many sites are reporting she's dead now.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2012/06/26/nora-ephron-dead-at-71.html

Hokeyboy
06-26-12, 07:18 PM
Aaaaaand dead. :(

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/26/nora-ephron-dead-dies-age-71_n_1627757.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000009

DGibFen
06-26-12, 07:19 PM
Still alive?

http://www.deadline.com/2012/06/yes-writer-director-author-nora-ephron-very-ill/

DJariya
06-26-12, 07:19 PM
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-207_162-57461099/filmmaker-nora-ephron-has-passed-away-at-71/?tag=socsh

CBS News/AP is now reporting that she passed away.

RIP

MrSmearkase
06-26-12, 07:22 PM
:rip:

http://cache.gawker.com/assets/images/39/2009/06/nora_ephron.jpg

tommyp007
06-26-12, 07:48 PM
http://todayentertainment.today.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/06/26/12423870-screenwriter-and-author-nora-ephron-dies-at-age-71?lite

NBC reports dead also

clckworang
06-26-12, 07:54 PM
I didn't realize she was 71, as the first thing I remember from her was When Harry Met Sally. Of course she wrote scripts before that one.

I kinda like some of her work, like WHMS and Sleepless... but she had her share of misfires as well. RIP.

Same here, didn't realize her age. Very sad news.

I liked some of her work. When Harry Met Sally is great, as is Silkwood. I had completely forgotten she had written that one until I looked her up. I also remember enjoying My Blue Heaven back in the day.

Draven
06-26-12, 07:58 PM
She made the only "rom coms" I've ever felt are worth watching.

Very sad story.

PenguinJoe
06-26-12, 07:59 PM
My Blue Heaven and Goodfellas

http://goldenfiddle.com/post/1515989764/goodfellas-and-my-blue-heaven-both-movies-are

Blade
06-26-12, 08:11 PM
My Blue Heaven and Goodfellas

http://goldenfiddle.com/post/1515989764/goodfellas-and-my-blue-heaven-both-movies-are

Did not know that. I love My Blue Heaven.

She entertained a lot of people, hope it was a peaceful passing. Thanks for the laughs, Ms. Ephron.

EdTheRipper
06-26-12, 08:36 PM
I've always had a big soft spot for My Blue Heaven and This Is My Life.
RIP

bluetoast
06-26-12, 10:31 PM
Sad news.

davidh777
06-26-12, 11:08 PM
Despite my Y chromosome, I enjoyed the Ephron movies. RIP.

Norm de Plume
06-26-12, 11:31 PM
I'll pass on what she had.

The Valeyard
06-26-12, 11:31 PM
Before I found her movies, women only made me cry through my penis. Now they make me cry through my eyes.

RIP.

dom56
06-26-12, 11:57 PM
Not dead yet.

http://citypaper.net/articles/061997/images/20q.GIF

RocShemp
06-27-12, 07:37 AM
I really enjoyed her work. Sad to read of her passing. I hope she went peacefully. :rip:

Howiefan
06-27-12, 07:50 AM
I loved You've Got Mail even though I still don't buy Meg Ryan's character would have fallen in love with Tom Hanks' character given he put her dead mother's store out of business. RIP.

bluetoast
06-27-12, 07:57 AM
Yeah, I liked You've Got Mail, and she had some cool things to say in the commentary track as well.

GoldenJCJ
06-27-12, 10:58 AM
While official confirmation has yet to be reported, columnist Liz Smith eulogizes friend and filmmaker Nora Ephron, writer and director of films including Sleepless in Seattle, You've Got Mail, and 2009's Julie & Julia. "People who never dreamed she was ill, are crestfallen. Amazed. Stunned," Smith writes. "I won’t say, “Rest in peace, Nora” – I will just ask “What the hell will we do without you?"
Some fucking friend. She couldn't have waited one more damn day to write her eulogy? Props for being first with your scoop,Liz! I guess that's what it's all about. :up: :rolleyes: