Death of Michael Crichton

October 23, 1942 - November 4, 2008
Los Angeles, California | Age 66

'Jurassic Park' author dies at 66
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LOS ANGELES - Michael Crichton, the million-selling author who made scientific research terrifying and irresistible in such thrillers as "Jurassic Park," "Timeline" and "The Andromeda Strain," has died of cancer, his family said.

Crichton died Tuesday in Los Angeles at age 66 after privately battling cancer.

"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...

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