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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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