Legendary Author Ray Bradbury Dead at 91
Legendary author Ray Bradbury, who wrote such seminal classics as ‘The Martian Chronicles’ and ‘Something Wicked This Way Comes,’ passed away Tuesday night in his Los Angeles home at the age of 91.
In a statement to io9.com, the author’s grandson, Danny Karapetian, said,
His legacy lives on in his monumental body of books, film, television and theater, but more importantly, in the minds and hearts of anyone who read him, because to read him was to know him. He was the biggest kid I know.”
Although he suffered a stroke in 1999 and was confined to a wheelchair, Bradbury remained active and still managed to write every day in his basement office, cranking out new novels, plays, screenplays and even a book of poetry.
Bradbury wrote across a wide variety of genres, including horror, mystery and humor, but most of us know him for the classic sci-fi novel ‘Fahrenheit 451,’ which has long been a mainstay on high school reading lists.
Rest in peace, master author. The literary world will never be the same. Read some Twitter tributes from fans and celebs below.
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 author whose writing career spanned genres and generations, has died. He was 91: apne.ws/KhQGOJ -ldh
— The Associated Press (@AP) June 6, 2012
Ray Bradbury has to be relieved that he didn’t live to see anyone burn his books. — LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) June 6, 2012
I think Ray Bradbury is one of our most under-rated authors. I read Dandelion Wine once a year to remember what good writing is about.
— R.L. Stine (@RL_Stine) May 31, 2012
‘First of all it was October, a rare month for boys’. RIP Ray Bradbury. A dazzling, incredibly humane imagination like no other. — Mark Gatiss (@Markgatiss) June 6, 2012
Pour out some dandelion wine for Ray Bradbury.Goodbye, Mr. Bradbury.See you in October Country.
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) June 6, 2012
RIP Ray Bradbury. My first favorite writer. Eerie & cheery in equal measure; he made this kid a lifelong reader. Met him once. Awesome. — Michael McKean (@MJMcKean) June 6, 2012
I notice Ray Bradbury has left. Always been unable to spell Farehnhieghte correctly on first go
— Matt Berry (@porksmith) June 6, 2012
The GREAT Ray Bradbury has left the planet. When Iwas younger I read no one else. Was lucky enough to shake his hand. R is for RIP.
— jonathan ross (@wossy) June 6, 2012
Fahrenheit 451: The temperature at which my heart aches.We will miss you, Ray. — Damon Lindelof (@DamonLindelof) June 6, 2012