John Michael Crichton, M.D. (1942 – 2008) died in Los Angeles of cancer yesterday.
Crichton was an American author, film producer, film director, medical doctor, and television producer best known for his science fiction novels, films, and television programs. His books have sold over 150 million copies worldwide. His works were usually of the action genre and featured technology.
He was the author of The Andromeda Strain, Congo, Disclosure, Timeline, State of Fear, Prey, and Next. He was also the creator of ER, Jurassic Park, and The Lost World, all high-grossing films.