Elmore Leonard Dies; Acclaimed Writer was 87

by at .  Updated at . Comments

Elmore Leonard, the beloved writer behind numerous books and short stories that have been turned into Hollywood fare, passed away today at his home in Detroit.

He was 87 years old.

The author suffered a stroke three weeks ago and his death was confirmed this morning by his researcher via the following Facebook message:

"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."

Among Elmore Leonard's writings that have been turned into television shows or movies are: Out of Sight, Be Cool, 3:10 to Yuma and Justified.

Leonard was born in New Orleans but has resided in Detroit for the past 34 years. We send our condolences to his friends and family members.

Tags: ,
Like Us On Facebook

Around the Web

More From The Hollywood Gossip

Dave-legeno-in-harry-potter

Dave Legeno Dies; Harry Potter Actor was 50

Dave Legeno has passed way. The actor was 50 years old at the time of his death.
Mom-accused-of-murdering-11-month-old-posting-photos-online

Nicole Kelly Allegedly Murders Son After "Reaching Breaking Point," Posts RIP Pic on Facebook

Nicole Kelly, a Queens, N.Y., mom is accused of smothering her 11-month-old baby when she "didn’t want him anymore." Really.
Matt-bendik-picture

Matt Bendik, Boyfriend of Glee Star Becca Tobin, Found Dead in Hotel Room

Matt Bendik has died. The nightclub owner had been dating Glee star Becca Tobin when he passed away.
Louis-zamperini-and-angelina-jolie

Louis Zamperini Dies; World War II Hero, Subject of Angelina Jolie Film Was 97

Louis Zamperini has passed away. The World War II hero was 97 years old.

Avatar

...........the best way to die.