‘ER’ Creator Crichton Dies at 66

Nov 5, 2008  •  Post A Comment

Best-selling author Michael Crichton died Tuesday in Los Angeles at age 66. He had been privately battling cancer, CBS News reports. The author of “Jurassic Park” and creator of “ER,” whose father, John Henderson Crichton, was executive editor at TelevisionWeek sister publication Advertising Age, won an Emmy, a Peabody and a Writers Guild of America Award for his work on the NBC hospital drama. “Michael Crichton was a modern-day Renaissance man. He was a physician, writer, director, and producer—few people have done so many things so well. As creator and producer of NBC’s ‘ER,’ he helped change the face of televised drama, and his ‘Jurassic Park” movies are enduring classics. Everywhere he turned, Michael made an indelible impact. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family,” NBC Universal President-CEO Jeff Zucker said in a statement.
—Christopher Perez

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