Died August 20, 2013 (aged 87).
Elmore Leonard, prolific author of of crime novels, has passed away from complications following a stroke three weeks ago.
The author of more than forty novels, Leonard did for the crime genre what Stephen King did for the horror genre; he made it respectable. Leonard didn’t have a best-seller until he was 60, in 1985. After that point, every novel he published was a best-seller.
With that success, Hollywood came calling. Starting in 1995 with Get Shorty, there was a string of Elmore Leonard films in the cinemas, some capturing the magic of his written word, others not.
Selected Filmography Based on His Novels
- Get Shorty
- Be Cool
- Out of Sight
- Karen Sisco (TV)
- Justified (TV)
Leonard will be missed. Let’s all send good vibes to his family and know that he won’t be forgotten.