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Elmore Leonard, whose novels and short stories have been adapted into countless movies and TV shows including Get Shorty, Out of Sight and Justified, has died from complications of a stroke. He was 87.

"The post I dreaded to write, and you dreaded to read. Elmore passed away at 7:15 this morning from complications from his stroke. He was at home surrounded by his loving family," Leonard's researcher and webmaster Gregg Sutter posted to his Facebook page Tuesday.

Leonard had been hospitalized since suffering a stroke three weeks ago. 

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