Elmore Leonard Dead at 87
Crime novelist dies 3 weeks after stroke
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 20, 2013 8:59 AM CDT
In this Sept. 17, 2012, file photo is author Elmore Leonard at his Bloomfield Township, Mich., home.   (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

(Newser) – Acclaimed crime novelist Elmore Leonard died this morning at his Detroit home, TMZ reports. Leonard, 87, suffered a stroke three weeks ago. The news broke on the author's Facebook page: "The post I dreaded to write, and you dreaded to read," Leonard's researcher wrote. "Elmore passed away at 7:15 this morning from complications from his stroke. He was at home surrounded by his loving family." Dozens of Leonard's works have been made into movies or TV shows, including Get Shorty, 3:10 to Yuma, and Justified.

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Barbs1133
Aug 20, 2013 9:49 PM CDT
Elmore Leonard could write a story--The Hot Shot kId being one of my favorites.
biggeorge2k
Aug 20, 2013 9:30 PM CDT
He was great in Star Trek, rest in peace Spock.
Pragmatist5
Aug 20, 2013 6:04 PM CDT
What will become of us when all the great writers like EL are gone?