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1920 - 2012


Ray Douglas Bradbury was an American fantasy, horror, science fiction, and mystery writer. Best known for Fahrenheit 451 , for the science fiction stories gathered together as The Martian Chronicles and The Illustrated Man, Bradbury was one of the most celebrated among 20th and 21st century American writers of speculative fiction. Many of Bradbury's works have been adapted into television shows or films.

He died on June 5, 2012, at the age of 91 after a long illness. His last novel was Farewell Summer in 2006.

Bradbury is to be buried at Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery at a date yet to be set, with a headstone to read Author of Fahrenheit 451. His wife, Marguerite, sadly passed away in 2003, but he is survived by his four children.


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