Known for his literary masterpieces, Elmore Leonard passed away from a stroke at the age of 87.
The legendary writer died at his home in Detroit suburb Bloomfield Township on Tuesday morning (August 20) and, according to the Associated Press, was surrounded by his family members.
Leonard was hospitalized following a stroke in which doctors expected a full recovery. His researcher Gregg Sutter told press that family was “optimistic” about his condition and he was improving a little bit each day.
Elmores latest project is the film adaptation of his novel The Switch, starring Jennifer Aniston, Mos Def, Tim Robbins and Isla Fisher that premieres at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival.