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Tom Clancy

Legendary Author

Dead at 66

10/2/2013 7:34 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Tom Clancy -- the author behind mega-hits like "The Hunt for Red October," "Patriot Games" and "Rainbow Six" -- died last night at the age of 66 ... this according to his publisher.

The details surrounding Clancy's death are limited at this point. His publisher revealed Clancy passed away at a hospital in Baltimore, the city where he was born.

Clancy was the first name in military thrillers -- churning out tons of hit books, many of which became blockbuster movies and video games.

Clancy's most famous character was CIA agent Jack Ryan -- who was portrayed on the big screen by actors like Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, and Ben Affleck. Chris Pine is set to play Ryan in the upcoming movie, "Jack Ryan: Shadow One."

Clancy's "Rainbow Six," "Ghost Recon" and "Splinter Cell" were all monster military strategic video game hits across multiple platforms.

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awards    

RIP Tom! Thanks for the thrillers!

325 days ago
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3Storms    

God rest his soul

325 days ago
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K in Texas    

I love his books. He will be missed

325 days ago
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(◉_◉) Brush Your Teeth (◉_◉)    

Oh No,


I loved his books.


R.I.P.

325 days ago
5.

Ladylike    

RIP, Mr. Clancy..you were a great author.

325 days ago
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Tamr    

He is so young (relatively speaking) to die. Such an excellent writer with an outstanding depth to his storytelling and action packed books.
RIP.

325 days ago
7.

Rob    

When notified of Clancy's death, Kim Kardashian said, "What's a book?"

325 days ago
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jscottj    

"The Hunt For Dead October"

325 days ago
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stu    

Suicide is in these days.

325 days ago
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bbwlover1969    

The word "techno-thriller" was created to describe his novels. Truly a great author, and will be missed by his many fans, myself included.

325 days ago
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Mason     

His earlier classics are very well written intelligent thrillers...RIP Tom you are one of the literary greats.

325 days ago
12.

Toilethead    

This one actually well be missed.

325 days ago
13.

Mr. Pukey    

NSA did it...

325 days ago
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The New Improved Sock Puppet    

Clear and Present Danger and Hunt for Red October were my favorites. RIP Tom Clancy. Thanks for all those good reads.

325 days ago
15.

Canadasux    

Tommy: Believable! F*CK YOU!

325 days ago
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