News just broke about the passing of author Michael Crichton. Although I rarely post anything on my blog when someone famous dies, I could not hold back for this one. Michael Crichton is who got me hooked into books. With his scientific mind, sly sense of humor, and fast pace storytelling I was always hooked. It was while reading Jurassic Park in 7th grade that I discovered how much I love stroytelling and the joys of a good book. He was a gateway that has lead me to read close to a book a week.
He apparently had been batteling cancer. He was 66.
His family issued this statement.
“While the world knew him as a great storyteller that challenged our preconceived notions about the world around us — and entertained us all while doing so — his wife Sherri, daughter Taylor, family and friends knew Michael Crichton as a devoted husband, loving father and generous friend who inspired each of us to strive to see the wonders of our world through new eyes.
“He did this with a wry sense of humor that those who were privileged to know him personally will never forget.”