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    Michael Crichton dies at 66

    Best-selling author Michael Crichton dies

    Novelist and 'ER' creator passed away after a long battle with cancer


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    Best-known for his best-selling books like "Jurassic Park," and its sequel "The Lost World," which were made into a successful movie franchise, Michael Crichton has sold more than 150 million books worldwide.

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    Prolific novelist and "ER" creator Michael Crichton has unexpectedly died after a private battle with cancer. He was 66.

    Known for his best-selling books like "Jurassic Park," and its sequel "The Lost World," which were made into a successful movie franchise, Crichton has sold more than 150 million books worldwide. Many of his books, including "The Andromeda Strain," "Congo," "Twister," "Terminal Man," and "Disclosure," were also turned into films.
    Several of Crichton's books, including "Jurassic Park," were turned into successful films.

    A statement on the author's Web site reads, "While the world knew him as a great story teller that challenged our preconceived notions about the world around us and entertained us all while doing so his wife Sherri, daughter Taylor, family and friends knew Michael Crichton as a devoted husband, loving father and generous friend who inspired each of us to strive to see the wonders of our world through new eyes. He did this with a wry sense of humor that those who were privileged to know him personally will never forget."
    Author Michael Crichton dies at 66 - TODAY: Book news

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    Re: Michael Crichton dies at 66

    Just countin' the days til the next visit!

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    Re: Michael Crichton dies at 66

    Wow, this is a shame. I always found his books so engaging and just finished reading Next. I will miss new stories from him.


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    Re: Michael Crichton dies at 66

    Aw. He was young too.

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    Re: Michael Crichton dies at 66

    So sad, Twister is my favorite movie.

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    Re: Michael Crichton dies at 66

    Sorry to his loved ones. He was too young
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    Re: Michael Crichton dies at 66

    Sad, really sad. I loved Prey, that was a really good one, and of course, Jurassic Park.

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    Re: Michael Crichton dies at 66

    He will be missed, and have to include one of his first movies, and one of my favorites, "Westworld".

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    Re: Michael Crichton dies at 66

    Oh come on!! I was just getting really into his work too! Finished Jurassic Park last week, almost done with The Lost World right now, Prey was amazing, as was Timeline. He was a brilliant writer and the world is going to miss him.

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    Re: Michael Crichton dies at 66

    I remember accidently picking up Jurassic Park from a Book of the Month club by accident (I had meant to fill in another dot in the catalog) and ended up reading it anyways.

    And I was hooked.

    He will be missed.

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    Re: Michael Crichton dies at 66



    That really sucks. Really.

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    Re: Michael Crichton dies at 66

    He was the first author that I had all of his books.

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    Re: Michael Crichton dies at 66

    The world lost a talented author. He will be missed.

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    Re: Michael Crichton dies at 66

    The Lost World is on my top 5 books I love and I'ce read it over 4 times. Its a real shame.

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    Re: Michael Crichton dies at 66

    This is so sad. He's one of my favorite authors.


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