Best-selling American author Elmore Leonard died on Tuesday aged 87, having suffered a stroke last month, the writer's website said.
"Elmore passed away this morning at 7:15 a.m. at home surrounded by his loving family," the announcement on elmoreleonard.com said.
The crime writer wrote more than 45 books, including best-sellers such as "Get Shorty," "Out of Sight" and "3:10 to Yuma." Many of his novels were made into successful Hollywood movies.
The ad man-turned-writer suffered a stroke on July 29.