Another author has left us.
LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) — 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.
“Jurassic Park” — perhaps his best-known work — concerned capturing the DNA of dinosaurs and bringing them to life on a modern island, where they soon run amok; “The Andromeda Strain,” his first major fiction success, involves an alien microorganism that’s studied in a special military compound after causing death in a nearby community.”
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