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Elmore Leonard

Legendary Hollywood Writer

Dead at 87

8/20/2013 6:22 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0820_elmore_leonard_gettyElmore Leonard -- the legendary writer behind "Get Shorty," "3:10 to Yuma" and "Justified" -- has died, three weeks after suffering a stroke ... TMZ has learned.

We're told Leonard passed away at his home in Detroit ... the city where he lived since 1934.

E.L. 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."

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."

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Azoozazooz    

GOD IS MAKING THIS WORLD MISERABLE TAKING AL THE GOOD PEOPLE AND WE ARE STUCK WITH JUSTIN BIBER SO GOD COULD YOU MAKE AND ECSEPTION AND TAKE BIBER PLEASE?

328 days ago
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Steve Hopkins    

Good people keep checking out on me, making me want to sing this song. Today it was my man Elmore Leonard. I'm very glad he kept working until the bitter end. He gives us something to shoot for. https://soundcloud.com/biff-thuringer/peace-of-mind

328 days ago
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lilly    

so sad, you can find pictures of his last wife here http://dailyentertainmentnews.com/tv/christine-kent-get-shorty-author-elmore-leonards-ex-wife/

328 days ago
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