Michael Crichton, best-selling author and filmmaker, died yesterday in Los Angeles. He was 66.
As well as the film adaptations of his novels The Andromeda Strain, Jurassic Park and its sequel The Lost World, Disclosure, Congo and Sphere, Crichton wrote and directed the sci-fi classics Westworld and Coma. Additionally, he penned the screenplay for Twister and created and executive produced the Emmy Award winning television medical drama ER, now in its 15th and final season.
His legacy will live on onscreen, as a Westworld remake and a fourth Jurassic Park movie are currently in the works.