Writer Richard Matheson has died. One of the most prolific and adapted American authors of the last half of the Twentieth Century is gone. Born in 1926 in New Jersey to Norwegian immigrants, Matheson started writing after serving in the infantry in WWII and earning a journalism degree from the University of Missouri. He sold his first story Born of Man and Woman in 1950, and never looked back. His first big success was I Am Legend, a novel that has been brought to the screen no less than threetimes. Matheson himself adapted his next novel, The Shrinking Man into The Incredible Shrinking Man, which launched his career in film and television, the scope of which is truly awe inspiring.