'I Am Legend' author Richard Matheson has died at 87

June 24, 2013 10:29 PM

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'I Am Legend' author Richard Matheson has died at 87

Author Richard Matheson, who was 87, has died at home. His family announced his passing in a protected Facebook post; the news was shared by publisher Tor/Forge.

Matheson's imaginative stories were enticing to Hollywood. His book "I Am Legend" was made into a film, not just once but three separate times. 2007's "I Am Legend," starring Will Smith, was preceded by "The Omega Man" with Charlton Heston in 1971 and "The Last Man on Earth" in 1964 with Vincent Pri...

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