, author of Fahrenheit 451
and The Martian Chronicles
this morning in Los Angeles. He was 91. Bradbury's biographer Sam Weller confirmed the sad news to io9.com.
Bradbury's grandson, Danny Karapetian, shared this with io9: "If I had to make any statement, it would be how much I love and miss him, and I look forward to hearing everyone's memories about him. He influenced so many artists, writers, teachers, scientists, and it's always really touching and comforting to hear their stories. Your stories. His legacy lives on in his monumental body of books, film, television and theater, but more importantly, in the minds and hearts of anyone who read him, because to read him was to know him. He was the biggest kid I know."
Legendarily reclusive, Bradbury did few interviews although he would make an exception from time to time. He recently relented his long held aversion to ebooks and allowed Fahrenheit 451
to be published in that format. He will be greatly missed.