Tom Clancy has died at 66. The legendary author who wrote literary gems that were cusped in the espionage and military thrillers died in a hospital in Baltimore On Tuesday. The announcement was provided by the president of publishing company G.P Putnam Sons, Ivan Held, however he did not disclose the cause of death.
David Shanks, an important exec who was responsible for most of the publishing involved with Tom Clancy’s novel released a heartfelt statement shortly after his passing. “I’m deeply saddened by Tom’s passing. He was a consummate author, creating the modern day thriller, and was one of the most visionary storytellers of our time. I will miss him dearly and he will be missed of tens of millions of readers worldwide.”
Tom Clancy’s beloved novels were transformed into famed blockbusters films, including Patriot Games, The Hunt for Red October and Clear and Present Danger. Tom Clancy is also a legend among the gaming world with him co-finding the video game developing company, Red Storm Entertainment and going on to have his name scribed across some of the most successful games series in the business, including Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Reckon and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell.
Clancy has a few projects in the works set for release this year. A film adaptation involving his famous character Jack Ryan titled Jack Ryan: Shadow One will be released later this year and will star actor Chris Pine.
A brand new addition to the Jack Ryan thriller series called Command Authority that Clancy was working on with fellow writer Mark Greaney is due December 3.