Longtime Tribune film critic Michael Wilmington dies at 75

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CHICAGO — Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune film critic for 15 years and a singular, ardent lover of cinema, died Thursday in hospice care at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2013, according to his longtime friend Jackie Fitzgerald. He was 75. “We stayed really good friends,” said Fitzgerald, who met Wilmington when she was a fellow Tribune staffer and who confirmed the death. “In addition to his generosity of spirit, he was so passionate and knowledgable about movies. And he wanted to share that.” News of his death began circ…

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