- NAME: Michael Crichton
- OCCUPATION: Director, Producer, Doctor, Television Producer, Author
- BIRTH DATE: October 23, 1942
- DEATH DATE: November 04, 2008
- EDUCATION: Harvard College, Harvard Medical School
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Chicago, Illinois
- PLACE OF DEATH: Los Angeles, California
- Full Name: John Michael Crichton
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Michael Crichton was an American author best known for his sci-fi and medical thrillers. The movie based on his book, Jurassic Park, was one of the highest-grossing films in history.
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Crichton died on November 4, 2008, in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 66. The sci-fi author succumbed to cancer after a long and quiet struggle with the illness. He is survived by his wife Sherri, his daughter Taylor and his son, John Michael. "Michael's talent out-scaled even his own dinosaurs of Jurassic Park. He was the greatest at blending science with big theatrical concepts... ." Steven Spielberg reflected upon Crichton's death. Crichton's novel,
a suspenseful adventure story set in the 17th century called Pirate Latitudes, was published posthumously in November 2009. His film project, Jurassic Park IV, remains in limbo as of 2010.
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