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NEW YORK -- Michael Palmer, a physician and bestselling suspense author whose Extreme Measures was adapted into a 1996 film of the same name starring Hugh Grant and Gene Hackman, has died.
A statement Thursday from publisher St. Martin's Press says Palmer died Wednesday at age 71 from complications relating to a stroke and heart attack.
Palmer's 20th novel, Resistant, is to be published in May.
Palmer was a native of Springfield, Mass. He drew upon his medical background for such novels as Side Effects and The First Patient, a thriller about the president's doctor.
-- The Associated Press