Reports: Ray Bradbury dead at 91

National Post Staff Jun 6, 2012 – 10:24 AM ET

Ray Bradbury, the iconic science-fiction author behind such classics as The Martian Chronicles and Fahrenheit 451, has reportedly passed away at age 91.

The sci-fi and genre website is reporting that the Illinois-born Bradbury, recipient of the U.S. National Medal of Arts, passed away in his Los Angeles home Wednesday morning.

The late author’s grandson, Danny Karapetian, gave the following statement to

“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.”