Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Michael Crichton dead at 66

From the Movie Cricket:

Shocking news: Best-selling author Michael Crichton - the man who thought up "Jurassic Park" and "Twister," and co-created "ER" - died Tuesday in Los Angeles, at the age of 66.

A spokesperson said Crichton "died unexpectedly... after a courageous and private battle against cancer."

His novels frequently played on themes of science run amok: The Andromeda Strain, The Terminal Man and Jurassic Park among them (all of which were made into movies). Those themes also were covered in some of the movies he directed - like his 1973 debut "Westworld," in which amusement-park robots rebel against the humans they are supposed to entertain.


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