Michael Crichton, who helped create the TV show "ER" and wrote the best-sellers "Jurassic Park," "The Andromeda Strain," "Sphere" and "Rising Sun," has died in Los Angeles, his public relations firm said in a news release.
Crichton died unexpectedly Tuesday "after a courageous and private battle against cancer," the release said.
He was 66.Crichton, a medical doctor, was attracted to cautionary science tales.
Not only was he a medical doctor and author, he also directed a number of films. I will always associate him with the Jurassic Park dinosaurs. I loved the movie and loved the book even more.
In the CNN obituary, I found it interesting that he apparently opposed the theory of Global Warming. Isn't that what everybody made fun of Sarah Palin about?