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Elmore John Leonard, Jr. (October 11, 1925 – August 20, 2013)[1] was an American novelist and screenwriter.

His best-known works are Get Shorty, Out of Sight, Hombre, Mr. Majestyk, and Rum Punch. He was also writing for the TV series Justified.[1]

Leonard was born on October 11, 1925 in New Orleans, Louisiana.[1] He was raised in Detroit, Michigan. Leonard studied at the University of Detroit.[1]

Leonard was married to Beverly Cline from 1949 until they divorced in 1977.[1] Then he was married to Joan Shepard from 1979 until her death in 1993.[1] Then he was married to Christine Kent from 1993 until his death in 2013.[1] He had five children with Cline.[1]

Leonard spent the last years of his life with his family in Oakland County, Michigan. He suffered a stroke on July 29, 2013. Reports stated that Leonard was recovering from the stroke.[2]

On August 20, 2013, Leonard died at his home in Bloomfield Hills (a Detroit suburb) of complications from the stroke.[3] He was 87 years old.[4]


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