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Famed Hollywood writer Elmore Leonard dies

Published on Tuesday, August 20, 2013

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Elmore Leonard is best known for

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Elmore Leonard is best known for "Get Shorty," "Out of Sight" and most-recently the FX series "Justified".

Famed Hollywood writer Elmore Leonard died on Tuesday after suffering a stroke on July 29. He was 87.

Best known for “Get Shorty,” “Out of Sight” and most-recently the FX series “Justified,” Leonard was surrounded by his family at the time of his death, his researcher, Gregg Sutter, told news reports.

"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. More to follow," Sutter posted on Facebook. 

Leonard’s release of his Western-themed novels were his signature works, among his 40 authored. His books the “Tall T” and “3:10 to Yuma” were adapted into films. Among Leonard's best-known books turned into movies are “Hombre” and “Rum Punch,” which was filmed as “Jackie Brown.” Several of his short stories were also turned into films.

Leonard’s first best-seller was in his 60th year.

 

 

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