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The Cricket's Daily 3: Elmore Leonard, RIP

Published August 20, 2013 8:21 am

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Here's what's happening in pop culture:

• Elmore Leonard, the legendary author of crime and Western novels, has died at the age of 87. Leonard's novels included "Get Shorty," "Hombre" and "Out of Sight" (all of which became movies), and other works inspired the movies "3:10 to Yuma" and "Jackie Brown," and the TV series "Justified." [IndieWire]

• Comedian/actor Dick Van Dyke, 87, was rescued from a burning car in southern California on Monday. He was uninjured. [Variety]

• Lee Thompson Young, who starred on the Disney Channel's "The Famous Jett Jackson" as a kid and recently had a recurring role on TNT's "Rizzoli & Isles," was found dead in his L.A. home. He was 29. [Entertainment Weekly]