Tom Clancy, Author of Patriot Games, Dead at 66


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Best selling author Tom Clancy, who has had many of his hit novel adapted into movies, has died in a Baltimore hospital at age 66. Variety reports that the author passed away on Tuesday evening, the immediate cause of death is not known other than he was apparently admitted to a hospital before passing away.

Per Variety:

Best-selling author Tom Clancy died in a Baltimore hospital on Tuesday, this according to the NY Times. The paper says the news was confirmed by Clancy’s publisher. He was 66.

Clancy is best known for penning numerous hit novels based around the military or the CIA over the years with a string of his books being adapted into hit movies in the 90s. Harrison Ford was the most famous incarnation of Clancy’s CIA agent Jack Ryan, but the character was also played by Alec Baldwin, Ben Affleck and most recently Chris Pine.

Paramount recently pushed the release of the latest Tom Clancy movie back to 2014 prior to his death for unrelated reasons. In addition to penning hit books that were adapted into big time movies, Clancy is also known in the world of video games for lending his name and stories to franchises like Splinter Cell and Ghost Recon.

Clancy was 66.

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