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Fahrenheit 451 Author Ray Bradbury Passes Away At 91

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So sad!

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.

Bradbury's grandson released this statement:

"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.

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4 comments to “Fahrenheit 451 Author Ray Bradbury Passes Away At 91”

  1. Boo says – reply to this


    My condolences to his family! He was a great talent. The town I live in has a free outdoor theater and they are playing Fahrenheit 451 next month. Was already planning on seeing it but now more so than ever. Thank you Mr. Bradbury for all the good books I read growing up and still read today!

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    Farenheit 451 was required reading when I was in school, so I did read the book. I realize that it's a classic, and there were some parts that I found interesting (or alarming). Other parts I thought were pretty ridiculous. Farenheit is the only Bradbury book I read, but I know he had a following. 91 is a respectable age, and I hope his family is able to handle his passing well.

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    RIP and condolences to his family and friends.

  4. AprilB says – reply to this


    Definitely an amazing author, I came across Fahrenheit 451 on a suggested reading list in high school. Loved it!! I'll certainly be rereading it. 91 yrs is a long healthy life to have lived and I hope his family is at peace.