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‘I Am Legend’ author Richard Matheson dies at 87

June 25, 2013 • Entertainment


This 2004 photo shows writer Richard Matheson. Matheson, the prolific sci-fi and fantasy writer whose “I Am Legend” was transformed into a film three times, died Sunday, June 23, 2013. He was 87. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Times, Beatrice de Gea) NO FORNS; NO SALES; MAGS OUT; ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER OUT; LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS OUT; VENTURA COUNTY STAR OUT; INLAND VALLEY DAILY BULLETIN OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT, TV OUT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Richard Matheson, the prolific sci-fi and fantasy writer whose “I Am Legend” and “The Shrinking Man” were transformed into films, has died. He was 87.

A spokesman for the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films said Matheson died Sunday in Los Angeles. No other details were provided.

With a career spanning more than 60 years, Matheson crafted Login to read more

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