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Anne Rice and Victoria Wilson - Anne Rice discusses and signs her book Prince Lestat: The Vampire Chronicles at the Miami International Book Fair at Miami Dade College - Miami, Florida, United States - Tuesday 18th November 2014

Richard Matheson, Author Of 'I Am Legend', Dies

Tags: Will Smith - Hugh Jackman - Steven Spielberg - Anne Rice - Stephen King - Vincent Price - Charlton Heston

Richard Matheson has led a long and interesting life. Born in Brooklyn he started his writing career when some of his short stories were published in 1950. The author's subsequent career, spanning 60 years, including writing scripts for The Twilight Zone, Family Guy, Ghost Story and Jaws 3-D. His most famous work is I Am Legend, a post-apocalyptic horror which follows one man's life pitted against vampires whilst he is isolated in deserted Los Angeles.

I Am Legend has been adapted three times since its publication in 1954. The first starring Vincent Price, the second Charlton Heston and in 2011 Will Smith took on the role. The novel has been critically acclaimed and continues to challenge vampire novelists in developing an idea as original as Matheson's.

Director Steven Spielberg paid tribute to the late author saying in a statement "Richard Matheson's ironic and iconic imagination created seminal science-fiction stories and gave me my first break when he wrote the short story and screenplay for Duel.

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Atmosphere and Anne Rice Thursday 16th February 2012 Anne Rice promotes 'The Wolf Gift' at Barnes & Noble, 5th Avenue

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