Prolific Author Elmore Leonard Dies, Aged 87

Prolific Author Elmore Leonard Dies, Aged 87

Just under two weeks ago, we reported that crime and western writer Elmore Leonard had suffered a stroke that put him in a hospital in Detroit. The sad news today is that he has died from complications connected to that stroke.

Elmore’s researcher broke the news on the author's Facebook page ... writing, "The post I dreaded to write, and you dreaded to read. Elmore passed away at 7:15 this morning from complications from his stroke. He was at home surrounded by his loving family."

Leonard was the author of more than forty novels, many of which have been translated into movies or television series, including Rum Punch (which became Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown) and 3:10 to Yuma, starring Glenn Ford, which was later remade with Christian Bale and Russell Crowe.

He will be missed very much — I guess it’s time to go read Get Shorty again. How will you remember him?

Here’s a little something to ease the pain...

Dean Fetzer

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Dean Fetzer is originally from a small town in eastern Colorado, but has lived in London, England, for the past 21 years. After a career in graphic design, he started a pub review website in the late 90’s; He left that in 2011 to concentrate on his thriller writing, as well as offering publishing services for authors, poets and artists. When not writing - or in the pub - he can be found in the theatre, live music venues and travelling.

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James Storie from Alabama is reading The Fireman August 20, 2013 - 9:49am

Just so sad to hear about his passing!


Dino Parenti's picture
Dino Parenti from Los Angeles is reading Everything He Gets His Hands On August 20, 2013 - 10:32am

This is starting your day with a hard kick in the nuts. Bummed to say the least.

Tom1960's picture
Tom1960 from Athens, Georgia is reading Blindness by Jose Saramago August 20, 2013 - 10:58am

Thanks for the great stories.

SConley's picture
SConley from Texas is reading Coin Locker Babies August 20, 2013 - 12:30pm

He's always been a big influence.