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.
In the event you’re unfamiliar with his resume, Leonard is notable for many works that were adapted for the screen, including Get Shorty, Out of Sight, Mr. Majestyk and Rum Punch, which was turned into the film Jackie Brown, and 3:10 to Yuma. His mind also gave us Justified — it’s based on his novels Pronto and Riding the Rap as well as his short story Fire in the Hole.
May he rest in peace.
(Pic via Leonard’s Facebook page)