The American science fiction, fantasy, horror and mystery writer, Ray Bradbury has died aged 91. He was born in Illinois in 1921. His first major works, The Martian Chronicles, were published in the 1950s. He continued his distinguished writing career, with another 26 published novels, and over 600 short stories. He also wrote for television, with some of his stories being adapted for programmes such as The Twilight Zone and Alfred Hitchcock Presents. His best known novels were also adapted to film. Fahrenheit 451 (published in 1954) was adapted to film in 1966, The Illustrated Man, three short stories, was adapted in 1969, and the horror novel, Something Wicked This Way Comes (published in 1969) was released as a movie in 1983.