Ray Bradbury, the Los Angeles High School graduate who became a science fiction writing legend, is dead at 91.
Bradbury was reported to have died Tuesday night in the Los Angeles area after a long illness.
The librarians at the Silver Lake Library took note immediately.
A bookshelf of the science fiction legend's works greeted patrons arriving Wednesday. Titles on display were Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, Something Wicked This Way Comes and Dandelion Wine.
It's fitting--as Bradbury was a big believer in libraries.
He did not go to college. He instead honed his writing skills in local libraries, including UCLA's Powell Library.
"Libraries raised me," Bradbury told The New York Times in 2009. "I don't believe in colleges and universities."
Bradbury is survived by his four daughters, Susan Nixon, Ramona Ostergren, Bettina Karapetian, and Alexandra Bradbury, and eight grandchildren.
His wife, Marguerite, predeceased him in 2003, after fifty-seven years of marriage.
No news yet about a memorial or other public commemoration of his life, but you can be there will be a few.