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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-05-2008, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
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Best-selling author Michael Crichton dies

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Prolific novelist and "ER" creator Michael Crichton has unexpectedly died after a private battle with cancer. He was 66.

Known for his best-selling books like "Jurassic Park," and its sequel "The Lost World," which were made into a successful movie franchise, Crichton has sold more than 150 million books worldwide. Many of his books, including "The Andromeda Strain," "Congo," "Twister," "Terminal Man," and "Disclosure," were also turned into films.

A statement on the author's Web site reads, "While the world knew him as a great story teller 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. He did this with a wry sense of humor that those who were privileged to know him personally will never forget."


RIP that sucks he did some great works of writing.

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oh man that sucks.

He was one of my very favorite authors
on the very short list...
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Wow, I was just talking about him the other day...that dude was beyond smart.

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Big bummer, I read almost everything he's ever written.

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Yeah I can't even begin to count how many book reports I have done on his books.

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rip

...plus my gf was with me saying "omg slow down, slow down" and I was thinking "Lose annoying squalk box in passenger seat, afford more mods and have less weight in the car and on the back of the bike"...so i dumped her and I'm single again as usual...HERE KITTY KITTY!!!
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damn, RIP

sucks to hear, I love his books!

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This sucks.

Rest in peace.

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