25 June 2013 11:00 AM, PDT | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

Writer Richard Matheson, author of I Am Legend, Duel, The Night StalkerSomewhere in TimeTwilight Zone: The Movie, episodes of the original The Twilight Zone including William Shatner’s “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet,” the split personality episode of the original Star TrekThe Enemy Within,” episodes of Night Gallery, the 1980s Twilight Zone, Amazing Stories, even Family Guy, and just so much more, has passed away.

Here is the statement by his publisher:

Tor.com is saddened and staggered to learn of the passing of Richard Matheson, the esteemed author of I am Legend, The Shrinking Man, What Dreams May Come, Hell House, the script for the Steven Spielberg film Duel, and manyTwilight Zone scripts, among many more works.

The author’s passing was first announced via a protected Facebook post [via John Shirley] by his daughter Ali Marie Matheson:

My beloved father passed away yesterday at home surrounded by the people and things he loved… »

- Erin Willard

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