Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Michael Crighton Dies of Cancer

Michael Crichton died yesterday at age 66 after battling cancer, his family said in a statement. The author of "Jurassic Park" and creator of "ER", Crichton was internationally famous, greatly celebrated for his stories and often criticized for his provocations. Whatever your opinion of Crichton, few have done more recently to spark the public science imagination. He will be greatly missed.

(image credit: 2004 photo, AP)