Bestselling author Michael Crichton has died unexpectedly in Los Angeles.
Crichton, author of best-selling thrillers such as The Andromeda Strain
and Jurassic Park, and creator of the TV drama ER, died of cancer.
The New York native was also a film director whose movies included Coma with Michael Douglas and Westworld with Yul Brynner.
He is survived by his 5th wife, Sherri Alexander, and his daughter, Taylor Anne, from his 4th marriage.
Crichton was 66.