It is sad to hear that one of the greatest science fiction writers has passed away. Ray Bradbury was a great influence on me and my early writings. I read The Martian Chronicles when I was a teenager and immediately knew that I wanted to create worlds and stories of my own. I have, but with a much different flavor than he so secretly mixed.
Bradbury had a wonderfully unique way of phrasing his sentences with depth and wonder. The stories he told were visual as you read. That's how he became a stellar author.
RIP, Ray Bradbury. We lost a great man today, but your work lives on.