Sci-fi legend Bradbury dead

Sci-fi legend Bradbury dead

Ray Bradbury, the science fiction legend who penned ‘Fahrenheit 451’ and ‘The Martian Chronicles’, has died at the age of 91, his family said on Wednesday.

“The world has lost one of the best writers it’s ever known, and one of the dearest men to my heart. RIP Ray Bradbury (Ol’ Gramps),” tweeted his grandson Danny Karapetian.

Bradbury’s fiction served as cautionary tales about perilous futures. His most-remembered work, ‘Fahrenheit 451’ (1953), was a Cold War-era work about the evils of censorship and reached a worldwide audience as a film adaptation by Francois Truffaut in 1966.

“The great fun in my life has been getting up every morning and rushing to the typewriter because some new idea has hit me,” he said in 2000.

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