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FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2012 file photo, author Elmore Leonard, 86, stands in his Bloomfield Township, Mich., home. Leonard, a former adman who later in life became one of America's foremost crime writers, has died. He was 87. His researcher says he passed away Tuesday morning, Aug. 20, 2013 from complications from a stroke. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2012 file photo, author Elmore Leonard, 86, stands in his Bloomfield Township, Mich., home. Leonard, a former adman who later in life became one of America's foremost crime writers, has died. He was 87. His researcher says he passed away Tuesday morning, Aug. 20, 2013 from complications from a stroke. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

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Best-selling Author Elmore Leonard died at the age of 87. Listen from the man himself, in his own words.

Leonard: I sound like my characters

Best-selling Author Elmore Leonard died at the age of 87. Listen from the man himself, in his own words.