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Fahrenheit 451 Author Ray Bradbury Dies At 91

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By Radar Staff

Fahrenheit 451 author Ray Bradbury died Tuesday night at 91, according to his daughter Alexandra.

Among his most famous works include 1950’s Cold War-inspired The Martian Chronicles and 1953’s science-fiction opus Fahrenheit 451, a staple of classrooms for decades thereafter.

“It was a book based on real facts and also on my hatred for people who burn books,” the Waukegan, Illinois-born writer told the AP in 2002 of the latter.

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Fahrenheit 451, which was made into a 1966 film, also inspired filmmaker Michael Moore to title his 2004 documentary Fahrenheit 9-11.

At a library opening in 2009, Bradbury regaled those in attendance with sage advice.

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“Do what you love and love what you do,” he said. “If someone tells you to do something for money, tell them to go to hell!”

Bradbury lived in Cheviot Hills, a suburb of Los Angeles, at the time of his death; a widower (his wife Marguerite died in 2003), Bradbury is survived by his four daughters.

 

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