If you’ve ever written a novel or short story and hoped that it turned into a novel then you’re not alone. However, Elmore Leonard was a writer whose works always seemed to turn into something onscreen. Leonard was the writer behind such works at “Get Shorty,” “3:10 to Yuma,” and countless others. Leonard unfortunately passed away at his home in Detroit. He was 87 and died from a stroke he suffered three weeks prior to his death. Other works that Leonard created that turned into television shows or movies are “Out of Sight,” “Be Cool,” “Hombre,” and “Mr. Majestic.”
The news of Leonard’s death was broken on his Facebook Page which said, “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 is survived by five children, 12 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
While Leonard himself has passed away he leaves a huge legacy of amazing work that viewers will get to see in the years to come. We wish his family well during this difficult time.