Richard Matheson Richard Matheson

Legendary sci-fi writer Richard Matheson, best known for I Am Legend and The Shrinking Man, died Sunday at the age of 87, the publisher Tor/Forge reports.

Matheson's daughter Ali Marie first announced the news on Facebook, writing: "My beloved father passed away yesterday at home surrounded by the people and things he loved...he was funny, brilliant, loving, generous, kind, creative, and the most wonderful father ever...I miss you and love you forever Pop and I know you are now happy and healthy in a beautiful place full of love and joy you always knew was there..."

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