So sad. Legendary crime novelist, Elmore Leonard, died three weeks after suffering a stroke. Keep reading for all the details.
Elmore Leonard, who is responsible for writing masterpieces such as Get Shorty, 3:10 to Yuma and Justified, passed away at the age of 87 at his home in Detroit, where he lived since 1934. He reportedly suffered a stroke three weeks before his death and had been hospitalized since then.
Elmore Leonard Dead — Hollywood Writer Dies At 87 After Suffering Stroke
“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,” Elmore’s researcher Gregg Sutter said on Facebook, according to TMZ.
Sadly, Gregg said that Elmore was feeling better each day and that he and Elmore’s family had hoped to have good news to share soon. Instead, he was forced to share this devastating news with Elmore’s fans on August 19.
Elmore is famous for writing dozens of novels and short stories, which were eventually turned into television shows or movies including Out of Sight, Be Cool, Hombre, Mr. Majestyk and 3:10 to Yuma. Elmore wrote 45 novels and was working on a 46th at the time of his death, Gregg said.
Our thoughts go out to Elmore’s friends and family at this difficult time. Elmore is a legend in Hollywood and will always be remembered through his work.
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