Michael Crichton: 1942-2008

This just in: Michael Crichton, creator of the TV show ER, and best known as the writer of Jurassic Park, The Andromeda Strain, and Lost World, has died today unexpectedly. He was 66.

UPDATE: He’s died of cancer, so possibly not that unexpectedly. His funeral will be private, and few other details are known. We’ll keep you posted.

And another UPDATE: Here‘s a good piece on the NYT about Crichton.

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