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Elmore Leonard Has Passed Away

Elmore Leonard

According to his website, “Elmore passed away this morning at 7:15 AM at home surrounded by his loving family.” The 87-year-old writer had recently suffered a stroke, but was said to be recovering.

Leonard was best-known for his crime fiction, and novels Get Shorty, Out of Sight, and Hombre, as well short stories that inspired the films 3:10 to Yuma and The Tall T.