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Michael Crichton (October 23, 1942 – November 4, 2008) was an American author of many books. He was also a producer, director, and doctor. Crichton is well known for Jurassic Park, a book that became a movie series. He also wrote books such as Prey and The Lost World. Crichton has also created the E.R. television show. Crichton was born in Chicago, Illinois. He was 6'9" tall. He was married five times. He had a daughter from his fourth marriage.
In November 4, 2008, he died of throat cancer and lymphoma in Los Angeles, California, aged 66. He was looked down on by some as a climate change denier In February 2009, his widow gave birth to his only, posthumous son, John Michael Todd Crichton.