Sunday, August 25, 2013

Friends And Family Pay Tribute To Elmore Leonard At His Funeral

The Hollywood Reporter offers a piece on Elmore Leonard's funeral.

BIRMINGHAM, Mich. (AP) — Friends, family and fans remembered award-winning crime novelist Elmore Leonard during a funeral service in suburban Detroit that was equal parts laughter and tears.

Author, sports writer and friend Mike Lupica said Leonard himself would have appreciated the tone of Saturday's Mass at Holy Name Church in Birmingham.

The 87-year-old Leonard died Tuesday in his Bloomfield Township home from complications from a stroke.

You can read the rest of the piece via the below link:

You can also read Deadline Detroit's account of Elmore Leonard's funeral, which notes that Leonard was a Navy veteran, via the below link:

Note: I've reading Elmore Leonard for many years and I reread his great crime novels every couple of years. With the news of his death, I pulled Split Images from my library and I'm now rereading Elmore Leonard's cool crime thriller.

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