When Tony Hillerman passed away recently at age 83, it was with great sadness that he was remembered, but at least readers could take solace in the fact that he had a long and distinguished writing career. Michael Chrichton, who wrote several best sellers, was only 66. Such an age seems too young for an author to pass away. One can only imagine all the stories that now will never be told.
Read more about the author here: Michael Chrichton Dies at 66