Crime novelist Elmore Leonard dies at age 87

By Agence France-Presse
Tuesday, August 20, 2013 11:20 EDT
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Author Elmore Leonard poses on May 24, 2007 at Book Soup in Los Angeles, California. (AFP)
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American crime writer Elmore Leonard, author of 45 novels, many of which inspired hit Hollywood films, died Tuesday at the age of 87, according to his official website.

Leonard, who had suffered a stroke late last month, passed away at 7:15 AM (1115 GMT) at his Detroit home “surrounded by his loving family,” the website said.

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