Ray Bradbury, Author of Fahrenheit 451, Dies at Age 91
Ray Bradbury, the author of universal classics The Martian Chronicles, The Illustrated Man, Fahrenheit 451 and Something Wicked This Way Comes, has died at the age of 91.
The news was confirmed by his family, biographer and publisher HarperCollins.
In a written statement, HarperCollins stated that Bradbury “died peacefully, last night, in Los Angeles, after a lengthy illness.”
Bradbury will always be remembered as a sci-fi legend.
The HarperCollins statement continued, “In a career spanning more than 70 years, Ray Bradbury has inspired generations of readers to dream, think and create. A prolific author of hundreds of short stories and close to 50 books, as well as numerous poems, essays, operas, plays, teleplays and screenplays, Bradbury was one of the most celebrated writers of our time.”
President Obama commented: “For many Americans, the news of Ray Bradbury’s death immediately brought to mind images from his work, imprinted in our minds, often from a young age. His gift for storytelling reshaped our culture and expanded our world. But Ray also understood that our imaginations could be used as a tool for better understanding, a vehicle for change, and an expression of our most cherished values. There is no doubt that Ray will continue to inspire many more generations with his writing, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.”
RIP, Mr. Bradbury.