Wired PR News.com – The author of the acclaimed Sci-fi thriller, Michael Crichton has died after a battle with cancer, as reported by the Associated Press (AP). Crichton was 66 years old.
The writer received high recognition for his unique stories that relate to prehistoric science, as well as his success as a filmmaker and screenwriter. Crichton’s books have sold millions of copies, and several of his stories such as Jurassic Park, subsequently became huge blockbuster successes. The author also created the top ranked television drama ‘ER.’
In 2004, the nearly seven foot tall writer expressed controversial views through his novel, State of Favor, which addressed skepticism of global warming theories.
Crichton’s family was quoted in the AP article to state “While the world knew him as a great storyteller that challenged our preconceived notions about the world around us and entertained us all while doing so, his wife Sherri, daughter Taylor, family and friends knew Michael Crichton as a devoted husband, loving father and generous friend who inspired each of us to strive to see the wonders of our world through new eyes.”