10:46 am Jun. 6, 2012
Ray Bradbury, author of Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, and many other science-fiction, horror and mystery novels and stories, has died, according to published reports. He was 91 years old.
His grandson, Danny Karapetian, talked to the science-fiction fan site io9 and said:
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.
(Read more at io9.)
The big obituaries will start rolling out shortly; in the meantime, watch this long interview from 1974, courtesy of the City University of New York's archive for the long-running show, "Day at Night."