In the wake of acclaimed writer Ray Bradbury's passing, a number of big names from film industry have released statements to honor the "Fahrenheit 451" author. Among those who paid tribute to the late sci-fi writer were filmmakers Steven Spielberg and Edgar Wright.
Spielberg remembered Bradbury as his "muse for the better part of my sci-fi career." The "War Horse" helmer added, "He lives on through his legion of fans. In the world of science fiction and fantasy and imagination he is immortal."
Wright, meanwhile, said in a statement, "A standing ovation for Mr. Ray Bradbury." The "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" director continued, "Our imagination will be dimmer without him." Filmmaker Duncan Jones added, "Another amazing sci-fi visionary gone. Thank you for the ideas let us, Mr. Bradbury. We'll try to take heed."
"Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol" helmer Brad Bird tweeted, "RIP Ray Bradbury. See you in the future...", while "We Bought a Zoo" director Cameron Crowe simply quoted Bradbury's words, " 'Don't talk about it... write.' Ray Bradbury." On the other hand, "Prometheus" scribe Damon Lindelof wrote, "Fahrenheit 451: The temperature at which my heart aches. We will miss you, Ray."
Acclaimed horror author Stephen King said in his statement, "The sound I hear today is the thunder of a giant's footsteps fading away. But the novels and stories remain, in all their resonance and strange beauty."
Also paying tribute to the late author was none other than the President of the United States, Barack Obama. In a statement, he said, "His gift for storytelling reshaped our culture and expanded our world. But Ray also understood that our imaginations could be used as a tool for better understanding, a vehicle for change, and an expression of our most cherished values. There is no doubt that Ray will continue to inspire many more generations with his writing."
Bradbury passed away in Los Angeles on Tuesday, June 5 at the age of 91 after suffering from a "lengthy illness." Many of his works, including "Farenheit 451", "The Martian Chronicles" and "The Illustrated Man", have influenced readers from different generations.