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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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16.

boo    

Another literary master gone. My sincerest condolences to his family friends and fans.

333 days ago
17.

buzz67    

I think this guy was a whacko pro Bush, pro gun, republican..

333 days ago
18.

Ozzie X    

True visionary, sad to see him go.

333 days ago
19.

Davie Rock    

What a tragedy. I'm grateful for all the books Clancy wrote. I wonder if this had anything to do with why he co-wrote his last 4 novels with Grant Blackwood and Mark Greaney.

333 days ago
20.

Yurra Knutz    

As other said here... Thanks for the thrill rides Tom!... R.I.P.

333 days ago
21.

nof    

Sad day in the literary world.


More like shocking.


He had eleven more IN him !!!

333 days ago
22.

nof    

How can you possibly say anything appropriate about a Giant and a Legend -

333 days ago
23.

nof    

I'm gonna put T.C.'s picture up in my office -


Remind myself what's actually POSSIBLE in this world.

333 days ago
24.

lilly    

was he still in relationship with his last wife? none of the articles I've read says if she was by his side....I found info and pictures of her here it's very weird they don't have pictures together, she was 21 years younger..Rip Tom

http://wagcelebrity.com/bios/alexandra-marie-llewellyn-hollywood-author-tom-clancys-wife/

333 days ago
25.

Carrie    

Do that not do any research for they write these articles? Tom Clancy does not write the Jack Reacher novels. Apparently you don't have to be too intelligent to work at TMZ

333 days ago
26.

nof    

99.3 percent of The World...


Leave behind "If Only's," "What If's," "Question Marks."


Then there are the Harrison Ford's, the Steven Spielberg's, the Tom Clancy's.

333 days ago
27.

nof    

Each novel Tom wrote took ten years out of his life.


Depleted him.


The-Great-Ones leave behind exclamation points.


Bewildering what T.C. accomplished.

333 days ago
28.

nof    

Awesome pic of Ben Affleck, Tom, Morgan Freeman.


Isn't it great that Ben's come back?


That Morgan Freeman's still going so strong?


With something this disturbing - I have to look for the positive and uplifting -


For me it's photo 21 of the 23 offered.

333 days ago
29.

G    

Thanks, Obama.

333 days ago
30.

Nancy    

Oh no. I loved his books. Thank you, Mr. Clancy.

333 days ago
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