Elmore Leonard Dead — Legendary Hollywood Writer Dies at 87

Breaking News 0820_elmore_leonard_gettyElmore Leonard — the legendary writer behind “Get Shorty,” “3:10 to Yuma” and “Justified” — has died, three weeks after suffering a stroke … our sources has learned.

We”re told Leonard passed away at his home in Detroit … the city where he lived since 1934.

E.L. is a legend — dozens of his novels and short stories have been transformed into movies or TV shows … including “Out of Sight,” “Be Cool,” “Hombre,” “Mr. Majestyk” and “3:10 to Yuma.”

Elmore”s researcher broke the news on the author”s Facebook page … writing, “The post I dreaded to write, and you dreaded to read. Elmore passed away at 7:15 this morning from complications from his stroke. He was at home surrounded by his loving family.”

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