Elmore Leonard, the writer behind titles like Get Shorty, Three-Ten to Yuma, and Justified, has passed away this morning, three weeks after he suffered a stroke. According to TMZ, Leonard was at his home in Detroit, the city in which he's lived since 1934.
Leonard is somewhat of a legend in Hollywood, as dozens of his novels and short stories have been adapted into classic feature films. Just to name a few: Out of Sight, Hombre, Be Cool, and his novel Rum Punch became Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown.
It was Leonard's researcher who broke the news, in a post on Leonard's official Facebook page: "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."
Leonard was 87.