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Elmore Leonard, Get Shorty Writer, Dead at 87 From Stroke

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By Michael Lewittes

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Elmore Leonard, the writer behind Get Shorty, 3:10 to Yuma and the popular TV show “Justified,” has died after suffering complications due to a stroke.

He was 87.

Leonard’s researcher announced the sad news on Facebook on Monday, saying, “Elmore passed away at 7:15 this morning from complications from his stroke. He was at home surrounded by his loving family. More to follow.”

Dozens of the writer’s works have been made into movies or TV shows, such as Out of Sight, Be Cool and Jackie Brown.

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