Elmore Leonard, RIP

Elmore passed away this morning at 7:15 AM at home surrounded by his loving family. More to follow.

Very sad news. Leonard, 87, had a writing career that spanned almost six decades. His area of speciality was crime fiction, though he got his start in westerns. He was also a popular subject of movie adaptations, with films like Get Shorty, Jackie Brown and 3:10 to Yuma. Leonard’s stories also became the basis for the FX television series Justified.