#Irreplaceable: Celebrity Twitter Reactions to Elmore Leonard’s Passing
FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2012 file photo, author Elmore Leonard, 86, stands in his Bloomfield Township, Mich., home. Leonard, a former adman who later in life became one of America's foremost crime writers, has died. He was 87. His researcher says he passed away Tuesday morning, Aug. 20, 2013 from complications from a stroke. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
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
— James Franco (@JamesFrancoTV) August 20, 2013