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Elmore Leonard

Suffers Stroke

Created 'Justified,' 'Get Shorty'

8/6/2013 10:33 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Elmore Leonard -- the brilliant writer whose works served as the basis for "Justified" and "Get Shorty" -- is hospitalized after suffering a stroke last week.

87-year-old Leonard lives in Detroit, but it's unclear if that's where he's being treated.

Leonard is a legend -- dozens of his novels and short stories have been transformed into movies or TV shows ... including "Out of Sight," "Be Cool," "Hombre," "Mr. Majestyk" and "3:10 to Yuma."

Details surrounding Leonard's condition are unclear.

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