Ray Bradbury, legendary American author of such classic works as Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles, died at the age of 91 this morning in Los Angeles, his family and biographer confirmed to io9. Bradbury's grandson, Danny Karapetian, provided io9 with the following statement on his grandfather's death:
"If I had to make any statement, it would be how much I love and miss him, and I look forward to hearing everyone's memories about him. He influenced so many artists, writers, teachers, scientists, and it's always really touching and comforting to hear their stories. Your stories. His legacy lives on in his monumental body of books, film, television and theater, but more importantly, in the minds and hearts of anyone who read him, because to read him was to know him. He was the biggest kid I know."