1999. Ebert appears on 'Late Show', discusses Siskel's death
Ebert's co-host of 25 years, Gene Siskel, died on Feb. 20, 1999 at age 53 after a battle with brain cancer. After his death, Ebert appeared on "The Late Show" with David Letterman and discussed his comrade.
"I miss him. I miss his humor, I miss his intelligence, I miss fighting with him," Ebert said. "We used to be backstage before we'd come on, jostling to see who would come out first."