Sci-fi author Ray Bradbury passes away at 91

  • Science-fiction author Ray Bradbury has died in Los Angeles at the age of 91.

    In a career spanning more than 70 years, Bradbury wrote hundreds of novels, short stories, plays and television and film scripts.

    His most famous novels include Fahrenheit 451, which was published in 1953 and tells the story of a future society in which books are banned.

    Bradbury was born in Illinois and moved with his family to Los Angeles when he was a teenager.

    His short stories started to appear in magazines such as Weird Tales, Astounding Science Fiction and Captain Future in the 1940s.

    His work in film and television include the screenplay for John Huston's film Moby Dick and scripts for The Alfred Hitchcock Show and The Twilight Zone.

    Bradbury is survived by his four daughters, Susan, Ramona, Bettina and Alexandra. His wife Marguerite died in 2003.