The N.Y.T. has already published its obituary as did MSN.
I haven't read all of his books but what I read of him
and The Complete Western Stories
was more than satisfying and inviting for another one...
The work of Mr. Leonard is of course always connected to film.
Watch this very nice Elmore Leonard at the Movies compilation :
But of course Valdez is Coming
and Hombre are unforgettable.