The Cricket's Daily 3: Elmore Leonard, RIP
Published: August 20, 2013 08:21AM
Updated: August 26, 2013 09:01AM
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This publicity photo released by TNT shows Lee Thompson Young as Detective Barry Frost in "All For One" episode 407 in the TV series, "Rizzoli & Isles." Los Angeles police say actor Lee Thompson Young was found dead Monday morning, Aug. 19, 2013. He was 29. (AP Photo/TNT, Eddy Chen)

Here's what's happening in pop culture:

• Elmore Leonard, the legendary author of crime and Western novels, has died at the age of 87. Leonard's novels included “Get Shorty,” “Hombre” and “Out of Sight” (all of which became movies), and other works inspired the movies “3:10 to Yuma” and “Jackie Brown,” and the TV series “Justified.” [IndieWire]

• Comedian/actor Dick Van Dyke, 87, was rescued from a burning car in southern California on Monday. He was uninjured. [Variety]

• Lee Thompson Young, who starred on the Disney Channel's “The Famous Jett Jackson” as a kid and recently had a recurring role on TNT's “Rizzoli & Isles,” was found dead in his L.A. home. He was 29. [Entertainment Weekly]