Novelist Elmore Leonard Dies

    FILE - This Sept. 17, 2012 file photo shows author Elmore Leonard, 86, smiling during an interview at his Bloomfield Township, Mich., home. Leonard, winner this year of an honorary National Book Award, is 87 and says the prize inspired him to write more novels.  (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, file)

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    Elmore Leonard, the bestselling crime novelist and author of Hollywood screenplays such as Get Shorty, Be Cool, and Out of Sight, died Tuesday. He was 87. Leonard died from complications of a stroke he suffered three weeks ago, his researcher wrote on Leonard’s Facebook page. Leonard was at home in Detroit, surrounded by his family at the time of his death. While recovering from his stroke, Leonard had said he would continue to work on his latest novel, his 46th.

    Suffered from complications of a stroke.

    Leonard discusses Raylan Givens, the character that inspired the FX series 'Justified.'

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