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FILE - In this June, 18, 1996 file photo, writer Elmore Leonard sits on the set of his latest book-turned movie, "Pronto," in Miami Beach, Fla. 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/Marta Lavandier)