Elmore Leonard Dead At 87

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August 20, 2013 | 9:52am EST

Author Elmore Leonard has died at the age of 87, three weeks after suffering a stroke.
The prolific writer, who penned the stories that inspired hit films Get Shorty, Out of Sight and Jackie Brown, was admitted to a hospital in Detroit, Michigan earlier this month, and he died on Tuesday.
No further details were available as WENN went to press.