“The Hunt for Red October” and “Patriot Games” author Tom Clancy has passed away at the age of 66 according to Yahoo! News on October 2. Clancy was one of the “most widely read and influential military novelists of his time.”
Clancy’s publisher, Penguin Group (USA) announced Tuesday in an email statement that Clancy had passed away in a Baltimore, Maryland hospital and did not provide a cause of death.
Tom’s latest novel, “Command Authority” is ranking number 40 on Amazon’s best seller list.
Long ago Tom had a dream. His dream was simple, to publish a book, hopefully a good one, so that he would be in the Library of Congress catalog. Looks like his dreams were answered, many times over, reports Yahoo! News.
Clancy’s novels reached worldwide sales topping well over 100 million copies. Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, and Ben Affleck were among the many cast as leading roles in Tom’s novels made into movies.
According to Bloomberg, Clancy was part owner of the Baltimore Orioles and he even served as the team’s vice chairman ready to lend a hand for community projects and public affairs. Clancy received his bachelor’s degree in English in 1969. He was married twice. His second marriage was in 1999, to freelance writer, Alexandra Maria Llewellyn.
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