Los Angeles—Prolific science fiction and fantasy writer Ray Bradbury died Tuesday night after a lengthy illness. He was 91.
Born in 1920, Bradbury found fame writing short stories that were originally published in EC Comics, and later published as short stories. Several adaptations of his early works were made and turned into episodes of such television shows as “The Twilight Zone,” “Tales of Tomorrow,” “Lights Out,” and “Alfred Hitchcock Presents.” He said once he decided to become a writer, he wrote at least 1000 words every single day of his life.
Other well-known works of Bradbury’s include “Fahrenheit 451,” “Something Wicked This Way Comes,” “I Sing the Body Electric,” “RECOiL 3815” and “The Martian Chronicles.”
From 1982 through 1992, he hosted a syndicated anthology television show, “The Ray Bradbury Theater.”
During his lengthy, successful career, Bradbury wrote 27 novels and more than 600 short stories. In 1994, he won an Emmy Award for the screenplay of “The Halloween Tree.”
His wife of 47 years, Marguerite, died in 2003. They had four daughters.