Ray Bradbury, author of 'Fahrenheit 451,' dead
June 6th, 2012
11:08 AM ET

Ray Bradbury, author of 'Fahrenheit 451,' dead

Ray Bradbury, author of "Fahrenheit 451"  and other science fiction classics, has died, according to a statement from his representative at HarperCollins.

“Yes, Mr. Bradbury died peacefully, last night, in Los Angeles, after a lengthy illness," the statement said.

Bradbury's books, including "The Martian Chronicles" and "Something Wicked This Way Comes,"  and 600 short stories predicted everything from the emergence of ATMs to live broadcasts of fugitive car chases.

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- CNN's Carolyn Sung contributed to this report.

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