Michael Crichton dies of cancer at 66

November 7th, 2008 - 5:05 pm ICT by Bupha Ravirot  

Best selling novel “Jurassic Park” author Michael Crichton died unexpectedly of cancer on Tuesday, November 4. in Los Angeles. He was 66 year-old.

His family released a statement through a publicist, called Crichton’s death “unexpected” but released few other details about his passing and requested privacy. His suffering was described by his family as a “courageous and private battle against cancer”

Michael Crichton, writer and filmmaker whose enormously popular and entertaining novels such as “Jurassic Park” which was turned into a film in 1993, followed by “The Lost World” the sequel to Jurassic Park, which was also turned into a film.

“The Andromeda Strain” his first book published in 1969, which explored the limits and consequences of science, he also created the long-running television medical drama “E.R.”.

Michael Crichton was born in Chicago in October 1942 and graduated from Harvard University 22 years later, before attending Harvard Medical School. He graduated from Harvard Medical School, obtaining an M.D. in 1969, and did post-doctoral fellowship study at the Jonas Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California,

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