Michael Crichton died of cancer this week at age 66. Not only did Crichton author "Andromeda Strain", "Jurassic Park", and "Timeline" (among others), he was the creative force behind one of my favorite television shows, ER.
Sixty six is way to young to pass away these days.
Crichton made himself unpopular in certain circles in the last fifteen years with his novel "State of Fear", which acted as a bully pulpit for his skepticism on global warming.
Maybe I'll watch Timeline this weekend in memoriam.