Tom Clancy was an unusually popular author who was best known for "The Hunt for Red October" and "Splinter Cell." TheCelebrityCafe.com reported on October 2, 2013, "Author Tom Clancy dies at age 66." New York Times’ book publishing reporter Julie Bosman first confirmed Clancy's death with a tweet saying he had died at a Baltimore hospital Tuesday night.
Ivan Held, the president of Putnam, has said of Clancy, “He was a thrill to work with.” Clancy, who was born in Baltimore on April 17, 1947, established himself as a bestselling author who was known for espionage thrillers. He personally created the Jack Ryan character, who appeared in the novels "The Hunt for Red October" and "Patriot Games." Harrison Ford played the character in the film adaptations of those two novels, as well as in "Clear and Present Danger."
The New York Times has reported, "Tom Clancy, Best-Selling Novelist of Military Thrillers, Dies at 66." Tom Clancy wrote complex, high energy military thriller novels. He became one of the world’s best selling and best known authors. Seventeen of his novels made No. 1 on the New York Times best sellers list. Clancy will be missed by writers and fans worldwide. His memory will live on with us indefinitely in his exciting novels.