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Author Richard Matheson dies at 87

The American author and screenwriter Richard Matheson was best known for his works of science fiction and horror, often with twist endings. In addition to novels and short stories, he also wrote for film and television, penning well-known episodes of Star Trek ("The Enemy Within") and The Twilight Zone ("Nightmare at 20,000 Feet"). A number of Matheson's stories were adapted for the big screen, including Real Steel, Stir of Echoes, What Dreams May Come, Somewhere in Time and I am Legend. Matheson was 87.