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Ray Bradbury

Dies at 91

6/6/2012 5:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Science fiction legend Ray Bradbury -- author of "Fahrenheit 451" and "Something Wicked this Way Comes" -- has died.

According to reports, Ray passed away this morning in L.A. He was 91.

Among Ray's other works -- "The Illustrated Man" and "The Martian Chronicles." Much of his work has been adapted to TV and film.

Ray's grandson told io9.com, "If I had to make any statement, it would be how much I love and miss him ... He was the biggest kid I know."

Ray famously criticized technology and the modern age, opposing his own work's conversion into e-books, saying, "We have too many cell phones. We've got too many internets. We have got to get rid of those machines. We have too many machines now."

Ray's wife passed away in 2003. He is survived by his 4 daughters and grandchildren.

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NegativeCreep    

He was one of the greats. Definitely gonna be missed. RIP

848 days ago
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Diana    

RIP Ray Bradbury. Thanks for writing the only book that I was forced to read in High School English that I actually enjoyed.

848 days ago
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55vineyard    

Loved his books, especially the Diary of Lazarus Long (think that was in Martian Chronicales but not sure. I really liked the line:

"Stupidity should be the only capital crime"

848 days ago
19.

J    

rest in forever.......

848 days ago
20.

ray    

A true gentleman, and a hell of a writer. He will be missed.

RIP

848 days ago
21.

MJ    

RIP Mr. Bradbury and thank you for many entertaining books!

847 days ago
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In Plain Sight    

Mr. Bradbury's books gave me many hours of wonderful entertainment. Am very sad to hear he has died. I wish he could know how much he was loved by his readers. Thank you Ray! Love

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