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Michael Crichton

Born: 1942-10-23 - Died: 2008-11-04
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Death Summary: Michael Crichton died on November 4, 2008 (Election Day) from complications from cancer. His family even described his death as “unexpected". Crichton was only 66.

Who was Michael Crichton : Crichton was a well-known author, medical doctor, film director, film producer, and television producer. He his best known for his science fiction and thriller novels, television programs, and films based off his books.

Some of his more famous work includes The Andromeda Strain, Congo, Timeline, Disclosure, Prey and Next. He also created the Show ER… but he will forever be remembered for Jurassic Park and it’s sequel The Lost World.

Collectively Crichton’s books have sold more than 150 million copies worldwide.
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  1. Chris Says:

    This is a great loss to the literary world. Crichton provided thrilling and entertaining stories while making scientific fiction seem extremely plausible. Often, the detail and brilliance with which he told his stories were even more thrilling than the stories themselves. These elements pushed his stories to a whole ‘nother level beyond other prestigious fiction writers.

  2. SvK Says:


    We will miss you!


  3. Gary Says:

    Mr. Crighton, thank you for all the provocative, exciting, entertaining and thrilling books!!! I’ve been an enthusiastic reader of everything you’re written and have enjoyed it all immensely. You’ll surely be missed more than you’ll ever know. The world is now less one excellent writer.

  4. lori Says:

    my favorate author and loved your tv. thank you for everything you wrote.

  5. Rudi Doerksen Says:

    He will always be a big part of my life in the adventures he has given me through his mind .miss you ..

  6. Francine Says:

    does anyone know what type of cancer he died from? Was it some form of leukemia or prostate cancer? I hope they go ahead and publish his last novel. His books were wonderful.

  7. Karen Brown Says:

    This is a great loss to not just the literary world, but the world in general as well. Mr. Crichton’s work was so thrilling and brilliant. He knew how to go beyond the sci-fi world and look into the world around us then combine the two. I loved his work on the show E.R. and am very saddened to see it go off the air but not as saddened as the loss of a great writer as this. My prayers are with his family at this great time of loss.

  8. sara Says:

    I’m not into books but e.r. and jurassic park a both extreamly good. and i would like to send my best wishes to the family

  9. David Moore Says:

    I read his first books when I was about 14, Eaters of the Dead,which became 13th Warrior, not many people know it was based on a true story, my favourite.

  10. Arynita A. Armstrong Says:

    Thank you for giving us such wonderful Movies,and
    Books.You will surely be missed by so many.
    Arynita A. Armstrong

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  14. William Burrill Says:

    Michael Crichton whom I met once at a convention of fellow authors was (is, will always be) an amazing writer, with such a far-reaching set of plot sources — many which required enormous amounts of research — and yet his work reads freely and easily evincing the old writer’s motto: “East reading makes for hard writing.” He was a master of all he surveryed and I am still — as I read State of Fear as we speak — shocked and saddened that Michael should be taken away while still so youn and vibrant and with who knows how many more literary masterpieces in that uniquely gifted brain that we will never see. I always thought Michael was so smart and so up on everything that he could surely find a way to escape death — and I like to think that — thru some Quantam Leap — he is still alive and happy in the lost world of his choice.
    — William Burrill
    (Author Hemingway he Toronto Years, Naked eye etc).

  15. Katie Says:

    Was just looking to see what new things he was up too. Had forgotten he was gone…sad all over a gain!

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  18. Tim Thomas Says:

    You will be missed my friend.

  19. Nirmal Says:

    It is really a huge loss for the Sci-Fi fans of the world. In india we all came to know about the dinosaurs only from the movie made based on Crichton’s Novel. I spent most of my time in my college library looking for his books!

    Still Crichton is “the” best.we all miss you greatly

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