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Ray Bradbury 1920-2012: Tributes and reactions

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Ray Bradbury, the science fiction author, died yesterday (June 5) at the age of 91.

Many will know him best from his 1953 novel Fahrenheit 451, a dystopian masterpiece, but his work spans the decades, and he continued writing well into his later years.

News of his death has drawn tributes from across the world, crossing boundaries from literature, movies, TV and music. Here are just some of the reactions.

Mark Frost
"RIP Ray Bradbury, a kind great and gentle soul. You inspired us to dream, and, in my case, you inspired me to write them down.‪#bradbury‬ "

Jonathan Ross
"The GREAT Ray Bradbury has left the planet. When I was younger I read no one else. Was lucky enough to shake his hand. R is for RIP."

Roger Ebert
"Ray Bradbury has died. 'The Pedestrian' is one of the most famous of all short stories. Read it here. Uncanny prophecy."

Rainn Wilson
"RIP Ray Bradbury You made Mars, time travel & Illustrated Men more real than reality for a 14 year old me. #RIPRay"



deadmau5
"RIP Ray Bradbury :( you've touched many lives with your work, and even a few more recently you might not have expected! Sleep well dude!"

Armando Iannucci
"Sad to hear that sci-fi bigwig Ray Bradbury has just evaporated."

Mark Gatiss
"'First of all it was October, a rare month for boys'. RIP Ray Bradbury. A dazzling, incredibly humane imagination like no other."

Duncan Jones
"Ray Bradbury passed away. Another amazing sci-fi visionary gone. Thank you for the ideas you left us, Mr. Bradbury. We'll try to take heed."

Joe Hill
"Poet-king Ray Bradbury, who wrote not with ink but dandelion wine, is off adventuring again. We'll miss you. Shoot a dinosaur for us, Ray."



Michael McKean
"RIP Ray Bradbury. My first favourite writer. Eerie & cheery in equal measure; he made this kid a lifelong reader. Met him once. Awesome. One of Bradbury's great stories had a title that implies what writing - or any art - might aspire to be: A Medicine for Melancholy. "

Neil Gaiman
"Yesterday I recorded 'the man who forgot Ray Bradbury'. Rest in peace, Ray. We won't ever forget."

Scott Ian
"RIP Ray Bradbury. You made childhood a better place with your words."

Mia Farrow
"Rest in Peace Ray Bradbury Thank you... 'You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.' Ray Bradbury"

Jane Espenson
"Oh dear. Ray Bradbury is gone. Do yourself a favour and buy one of his books for yourself and one for a kid you know."

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