Science fiction author Michael Crichton dies
Michael Crichton – who wrote such popular science-fiction novels as Prey and Sphere – has passed away. According to this Reuter’s article, the author died ‘died “unexpectedly” on Tuesday in Los Angeles after a private battle with cancer.’ He was 66. Crichton was a huge influence on cinefantastique. Not only were his books turned into such films as THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN,THE TERMINAL MAN, JURASSIC PARK, and THE LOST WORLD; he also wrote and directed several feature films: WESTWORLD, LOOKER, and RUNAWAY. Cricthon was 66. His family plans to hold a private service.
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