Michael Crichton, the famous author of Jurassic Park among other titles that went into film, died of cancer last November 5.
It's really a shock for me that I only learned now upon browsing through other Twits. I'm not a fan of Crichton but I know of him because of his fame, particularly with Jurassic Park and Lost World. I, for one, like the dinosaur films and I can even watch it again and again (but not consecutively, of course).
Prayers to Crichton's soul and his loved ones' loss.