November 18, 2017

Book News: Michael Crichton Dies of Cancer at 66

By Michael Rogers

  • Died in Los Angeles, November 4
  • Books sold more than 150 million copies
  • Created TV’s ER

Best-selling novelist Michael Crichton lost his battle with cancer on November 4 in Los Angeles. He was 66. Crichton was the author of a string of best sellers including The Andromeda Strain, Jurassic Park, State of Fear, Timeline and his mosst recent title Next, which are estimated to have collectively sold more than 150 million copies. Through his books, Michael Crichton served as an inspiration to students of all ages, challenged scientists in many fields, and illuminated the mysteries of the world in a way we could all understand,” his family said in a statement released to the press. Along with his prose work, Crichton also created TV’s popular ER, and many of his novels also became equally popular Hollywood films.

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