RIP Ray Bradbury - The Martian Chronicles is one of the classics— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) June 6, 2012
Amazing author Ray Bradbury has passed away at age 91. I highly suggest Martian Chronicles, truly poetic #scifi masterpiece— Jared Polis (@jaredpolis) June 6, 2012
The "Fahrenheit 451" writer died Tuesday night, according to the Associated Press. He was 91.
President Obama did not mention the popular short story collection, or any of Bradbury's other notable works, but he did release a statement later in the day that noted his death "immediately brought to mind images from his work, imprinted in our minds, often from a young age."
"His gift for storytelling reshaped our culture and expanded our world," Obama said. "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, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends."
Bradbury, known for speaking his mind, revealed he was not such a big fan of Obama in a 2010 interview reported by the Los Angeles Times.
This post was updated at 2:39 p.m.