'Jurassic Park' author, 'ER' creator Crichton dies
The Andromeda Strain was the first Crichton book I read as a kid.LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- Michael Crichton, who helped create the TV show "ER" and wrote the best-sellers "Jurassic Park," "The Andromeda Strain," "Sphere" and "Rising Sun," has died in Los Angeles, his public relations firm said in a news release.
Crichton died unexpectedly Tuesday "after a courageous and private battle against cancer," the release said.
He was 66.
Crichton, a medical doctor, was attracted to cautionary science tales.
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