Famed author Ray Bradbury died Wednesday morning in Los Angeles, at the age of 91.
Ray's brilliant mind constructed disturbing, thought provoking worlds through his many works of literature, most notably dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451, which has been a controversial mainstay on school reading lists since its publication in 1953.
"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."
Our hearts go out to Ray's family, friends and his many fans during this difficult time.