BREAKING: Ray Bradbury, author of Fahrenheit 451, has died in California, his daughter says.—
The Associated Press (@AP) June 06, 2012
Ray Bradbury, author of “Fahrenheit 451,” “Something Wicked This Way Comes,” “The Martian Chronicles” and more, died today at the age of 91.
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His writings ranged from horror and mystery to humor and sympathetic stories about the Irish, blacks and Mexican-Americans. Bradbury also scripted John Huston’s 1956 film version of “Moby Dick” and wrote for “The Twilight Zone” and other television programs, including “The Ray Bradbury Theater,” for which he adapted dozens of his works.
“What I have always been is a hybrid author,” Bradbury said in 2009. “I am completely in love with movies, and I am completely in love with theater, and I am completely in love with libraries.”
Bradbury broke through in 1950 with “The Martian Chronicles,” a series of intertwined stories that satirized capitalism, racism and superpower tensions as it portrayed Earth colonizers destroying an idyllic Martian civilization.
In 2004, President George W. Bush and Laura Bush presented Bradbury with the National Medal of Arts.
Ray Bradbury, “Fahrenheit 451,” “Something Wicked This Way Comes” and “The Martian Chronicles” are all trending on Twitter this morning, as users are remembering the literary giant. Many are honoring him with his own quotes.
"Americans are far more remarkable than we give ourselves credit for. We've been so busy damning ourselves for years…" – Ray Bradbury, RIP—
Adam Baldwin (@adamsbaldwin) June 06, 2012
In honor of Ray Bradbury, pick up a politically incorrect book today & read it. RIP.—
Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) June 06, 2012
"There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them." – Ray Bradbury—
Paul Hochman (@PaulHochman) June 06, 2012
"Jump, and you will find out how to unfold your wings as you fall." – Ray Bradbury. RIP.—
Ronan Farrow (@RonanFarrow) June 06, 2012
"If you don't like what you're doing, then don't do it." -Ray Bradbury—
Huffington Post (@HuffingtonPost) June 06, 2012
Pour out some dandelion wine for Ray Bradbury. Goodbye, Mr. Bradbury. See you in October Country.—
Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) June 06, 2012
Ray Bradbury. He's always thought of as a scifi guy but my favorite was Something Wicked This Way Comes. Dandelion Wine is good too.—
James Wester (@jameswester) June 06, 2012
RIP Ray Bradbury – You will be missed! :(—
Doctor Who Online (@DrWhoOnline) June 06, 2012
RIP Ray Bradbury. Thank you for inspiring my love of reading.—
Kristina (@KristinaRibali) June 06, 2012
Indeed. What an amazing legacy.
Rest in peace, Mr. Bradbury. Our thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones.