Michael Crichton has "died unexpectedly" at 66

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Michael Crichton has "died unexpectedly" at 66

Postby Matt » 05 Nov 2008, 10:38

http://www.etonline.com/news/2008/11/67369/

That's a shame. he wasn't the best novelist on earth, but I own more than a few of his books.

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Postby DontPanic » 05 Nov 2008, 10:42

/sad T-rex roar with banner saying "Michael Crichton" falling to the floor
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Postby Elomin Sha » 05 Nov 2008, 11:02

I just found out about this from another site, I'll always remember Jurrassic PArk still one of my favourite films and science fiction ideas.
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Postby Yukikaze » 05 Nov 2008, 11:11

Well I didn't expect it!

I liked Jurassic Park. Good movie.

Think I actually own The Lost World. Now I'll have to read it... right after I finish 3001: The Final Odyssey.
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Postby 2stepz » 05 Nov 2008, 11:12

Must go home and watch Twister tonight.

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Postby wilson_x1999 » 05 Nov 2008, 11:21

Wow, that came from nowhere :S

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Postby korri » 05 Nov 2008, 12:50

man, i really enjoyed his books... who else is going to die this year?
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Postby empath » 05 Nov 2008, 12:58

Damn. :(


Well, I guess this year isn't over, is it?

Gary Gygax, George Carlin, Don LaFontaine, Robert Asprin, Stan Winston, Bernie Mac, Issac Hayes, Heath Ledger, Paul Newman, Bobby Fischer, Richard Wright, Charlton Heston, Sir Edmund Hillary, Jerry Reed, Estelle Getty, Yves Saint Laurent, Sydney Pollack, Alexander Courage, Jimmy Stewart...and I'm sure there's plenty more that passed that slipped my attention.

I kinda hope it's a quiet couple of months, though.

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Postby Dominic Appleguard » 05 Nov 2008, 13:35

Maybe a few million years from now a sentient species will discover the preserved remains of a mosquito with the blood of Michael Crichton, combine his DNA with that of a modern species, and reconstruct real, living Michael Crichtons on a remote island park so that the public can pay top dollar to watch them write thriller novels. It probably won't end well, though. I know this because I'm a mathematician, and non-deterministic real-life systems can easily be modeled by the fucking DRAGON CURVE.
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Postby CyberTractor » 05 Nov 2008, 13:39

Aww. I was quite a fan of Jurassic Park and Prey.

Sad day indeed.
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Postby TheRocket » 05 Nov 2008, 16:46

Le boo! Jurassic Park has a very special place in my heart.
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Postby huddlehouseninja » 05 Nov 2008, 16:52

I got a text this morning from a friend telling me about his death. He's not my favorite author but he holds a special place for me & her. When we were in high school we would get together after school & just crash at her house & read his books. I know.. I know.. we were dorks. We still are.

He will be missed.
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Postby Tensen01 » 05 Nov 2008, 17:27

I'm sad no one has mentioned my absolutely favorite Chrichton-Based movie:

13th Warrior

It's sad though... 66? I swear he didn't look a day over 45
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Postby empath » 05 Nov 2008, 17:48

Tensen01 wrote:I'm sad no one has mentioned my absolutely favorite Chrichton-Based movie:

13th Warrior



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Uhhhhhh...

:idea: Ohyeah! The title change because Hollywood didn't like 'Eaters of the Dead'. It was pretty okay...not overly 'whoa' worthy, but there was ONE thing in it that I absolutely loved: how our hero gradually learned the 'Northmen's' language, and how it was portrayed in the film: EPIC.
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Postby Corax » 05 Nov 2008, 18:32

we should have topics of famous people being born too, to balance these out.
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Postby Master Gunner » 05 Nov 2008, 18:40

ummmm......yeaaahhhh...
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Postby Evil Jim » 05 Nov 2008, 20:28

empath wrote:Gary Gygax, George Carlin, Don LaFontaine, Robert Asprin, Stan Winston, Bernie Mac, Issac Hayes, Heath Ledger, Paul Newman, Bobby Fischer, Richard Wright, Charlton Heston, Sir Edmund Hillary, Jerry Reed, Estelle Getty, Yves Saint Laurent, Sydney Pollack, Alexander Courage, Jimmy Stewart...and I'm sure there's plenty more that passed that slipped my attention.

Hold on there. Jimmy Stewart died over 10 years ago.

Sucks about Crichton tho'. My favourite of his novels is "The Great Train Robbery."
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Postby AlexanderDitto » 05 Nov 2008, 21:09

I could not believe this. 66 is much too young!

I'm really peeved. All the awesome famous people that I want to meet are dying. This is why I want to become famous, so I can meet all these awesome people! There will be no reason for it if they are all dead! Augh.
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Postby Fuzzyfreaker » 05 Nov 2008, 21:20

I grew up reading this guy's stuff, was a big fan of his books. 66 is much too young, I didn't even know that he had cancer.

It'll be sad knowing that when his final book releases in December, it'll be the last new book I ever read from him....

Sad to see him go.
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Postby empath » 06 Nov 2008, 03:33

Evil Jim wrote:
empath wrote:Gary Gygax, George Carlin, Don LaFontaine, Robert Asprin, Stan Winston, Bernie Mac, Issac Hayes, Heath Ledger, Paul Newman, Bobby Fischer, Richard Wright, Charlton Heston, Sir Edmund Hillary, Jerry Reed, Estelle Getty, Yves Saint Laurent, Sydney Pollack, Alexander Courage, Jimmy Stewart...and I'm sure there's plenty more that passed that slipped my attention.

Hold on there. Jimmy Stewart died over 10 years ago.


Oh, wait - I mean the English race car driver, not the American actor, sorry. :(

Not that I don't miss him, too. :?
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Postby Allen! » 06 Nov 2008, 08:01

Oh god maybe he died from the Andromeda Strain :o
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Postby Tensen01 » 06 Nov 2008, 15:47

Allen! wrote:Oh god maybe he died from the Andromeda Strain :o


No no no... It happened like in Indiana Jones... he was killed by a large Sphere
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Postby teh_sam » 06 Nov 2008, 18:28

Died on the 4th, I guess he wasn't an Obama fan...
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Postby Mouse » 06 Nov 2008, 22:21

I almost missed this. Our locations managers came in and started talking about it. And I was like "Really? No way!"

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