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"Jurassic Park" Author Dead

11/5/2008 2:37 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Crichton is dead.

He's sold 150 million books, including "Jurassic" and "The Lost World." He also created "ER." Crichton died of cancer.

Crichton was 66 when he died yesterday in L.A. His rep called the death "unexpected."

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abraham    

This is a tragic and surprising lost I didn't even know he was sick. I have enjoyed many of his stories and adaptations to television and the movies. He will be greatly missed.

2115 days ago
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Liz    

Farewell Michael...............RIP.

2115 days ago
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Sara    

I love his books. This is very sad. My condolences to his friends and family.

2115 days ago
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judy anderson    

Only 66 years old. RIP.

2115 days ago
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Barfalufugus    

He will be sorely missed.

2115 days ago
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samantha    

Wow, what a shock! Farefell to a great author and producer!

2115 days ago
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savvydude    

A brilliant thinker and fantastic writer. He will be sorely missed. God bless his family.

2114 days ago
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kp    

Sad.

For anyone who hasn't read his Jurassic Park books, they are so much better than the movies! Especially the second one - the movie RUINED the story.

What I loved about him was his ability to not stick to just one line of books (like John Grisham). Not all his books are fantastiic but he was a talented author who will be greatly missed.

RIP.

2114 days ago
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F-Stop    

PLEASE! Fix the spelling error in the headline, for crying out loud.

2114 days ago
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Burn Baby Burn    

That's to bad. I enjoyed his books.

2114 days ago
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Andy    

Wow. He was so prolific too. A doctor and an author, producer, etc. Very evolved.

2114 days ago
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Cheryk    

No...........what a shock. He will be missed.

2114 days ago
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Linda from Melrose MA    

Such a loss to the literary world. I truly enjoyed spending the day curled up, reading his novels. So much better than the movies! My sincere sympathies go out to his family and friends..

2114 days ago
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soapdiva    

Very sad news. Curious about comment 10. What is the spelling mistake in the headline?

2114 days ago
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ROFLMAO    

He was number one of my three favorite authors. I will truly miss him.

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