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Tom Clancy Dead: Celebrated Thriller Author Dies at Age 66

By Aly Weisman | Business Insider

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American author Tom Clancy died Tuesday night  in a Baltimore hospital  at age 66, Publishers Weekly first reported via Twitter.

“He was a thrill to work with,” Ivan Held, the president of Putnam, told The New York Times.

A cause of death has not yet been revealed.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Tom Clancy  studied literature at the Loyola College in Baltimore and was  originally an insurance salesman before becoming famous for writing technically detailed espionage and military science books.

He is responsible for best-selling books such as “The Hunt for Red October,” “Patriot Games,” “Clear and Present Danger,” and “The Sum of All Fears” —   all of which were adapted into major Hollywood films.

Seventeen of his novels were No. 1 New York Times best-sellers, including his most recent, “Threat Vector,” which was released in December 2012.

In 1996, Clancy co-founded the video game developer Red Storm Entertainment and has had his name on several of Red Storm’s most successful games.

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Posted on October 2, 2013 by Editor

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