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Ray Bradbury, author of the 1953 dystopian novel 'Fahrenheit 451,' which told of a futuristic American society where books are outlawed, and 'The Martian Chronicles,' died at age 91 on June 5, 2012 in Southern California.
The writer is survived by four daughters and eight grandchildren. His wife Maggie died in 2003.
Bradbury was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on April 1, 2002.
In 2004, Bradbury accused liberal documentary filmmaker Michael Moore of lifting part of his novel title without permission when making the anti-President George W. Bush movie 'Fahrenheit 9/11,' which bears a similar title to his novel. Moore's rep said in response to People magazine that 'Bradbury's work has been an inspiration to all of us involved in this film. When you watch the film, you will see that title reflects the fact that the movie explores the very real life events before, around and after 9/11. '
(Pictured: Ray Bradbury appears at the 2005 Los Angeles Book Festival in April 2005.)