Michael Crichton

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Crichton in April 2002
Crichton's signature

Michael Crichton (October 23, 1942 – November 4, 2008) was an American author of many books. His books were usually in the science fiction, medical fiction, and thriller genres.[1] He was also a producer, director, and doctor.

Crichton is well known for writing novels that later became well-known Hollywood movies. His most famous work was Jurassic Park. Other examples of Crichton's novels that later went on to become big-budget films include Congo, The Lost World, Rising Sun, and Sphere.[2]

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[3] In February 2009, his widow gave birth to his only, posthumous son, John Michael Todd Crichton.

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