After 45 novels and 43 film and TV writing credits, Elmore Leonard passed away today. As one of America's most revered men of letters, Leonard's long reach touched a wide swath of the entertainment business, many of whom took to Twitter to air their respects.
Elmore Leonard died today. Novelist of HOMBRE, OUT OF SIGHT, JACKIE BROWN, etc. I love his 10 rules of writing... http://t.co/QgGfgyLftb
— Joseph Gordon-Levitt (@hitRECordJoe) August 20, 2013
Staring at my shelf of worn Elmore Leonard paperbacks (two copies of OUT OF SIGHT) and cursing mortality. — Damon Lindelof (@DamonLindelof) August 20, 2013
"If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it." R.I.P. legend Elmore Leonard, author of 3:10 to Yuma. Out of Sight, and Jackie Brown (Rum Punch).
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) August 20, 2013
My Twitter goes dark for "Dutch"...no other writer inspired me as much as Elmore Leonard. This is true of most of my peers. # RIP.
— Joe Carnahan (@carnojoe) August 20, 2013
Show me a writer who's written about crime and I'll show you a disciple of Elmore Leonard. — ChristopherMcQuarrie (@chrismcquarrie) August 20, 2013
Elmore Leonard. One of the great voices. Thank you. RIP.
— Mangold (@mang0ld) August 20, 2013
Elmore Leonard was a huge inspiration to me and one of the greatest American writers of all time. A very sad day. — Carlton Cuse (@CarltonCuse) August 20, 2013