Ray Bradbury: Popular author and screenwriter passes away at 91
Legendary science-fiction writer Ray Bradbury has died at the age of 91.
His daughter Alexandra today confirmed the news of his passing to The AP.
She said that Bradbury died in California yesterday (Tuesday, June 5). No further details were given.
Best known for his dystopian 1953 novel Fahrenheit 451, Bradbury also penned The Martian Chronicles, The Illustrated Man and Something Wicked This Way Comes.
The talented writer was given the National Medal of Arts in 2004 and the 2000 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters from the National Book Foundation.
The well-known author also wrote the screenplay for John Huston's 1956 adaptation of Moby Dick and the 100th episode of The Twilight Zone 'I Sing the Body Electric'.
The Ray Bradbury Theater ran for 65 episodes on HBO and USA Network from 1985 to 1992.
All were written by Bradbury and based on his own work, such as 1952's short story A Sound of Thunder, which was later adapted into a 2005 feature film starring Edward Burns, Ben Kingsley and Catherine McCormack.
In 1947, Bradbury married wife Marguerite McClure and they had four daughters together. Marguerite passed away in 2002.