NEW YORK (REUTERS) - Bestselling American author Elmore Leonard died on Tuesday aged 87, having suffered a stroke last month, the writer's website said.
"Elmore passed away this morning at 7.15 a.m. at home surrounded by his loving family," the announcement on elmoreleonard.com said.
The crime writer wrote more than 45 books, including best-sellers such as "Get Shorty," "Out of Sight" and "3:10 to Yuma."
Many of his novels were made into successful Hollywood movies.
The ad man-turned-writer suffered a stroke on July 29.