The literary, film, and gaming genres are reeling today, as the author Tom Clancy passed away at the age of 66 on October 1, 2013. He wrote several great works which were mostly about espionage and the military after the events of the Cold War, and most of them were turned into hit movies for the masses.
Besides being a great author in general, he was also a great figure for gamers. Not only were some of his books adapted for video games starting with, 'The Hunt for Red October' in 1987, but in 1996 he co-founded a company called Red Storm, which was later acquired by Ubisoft. With his company, he helped to create huge series in the industry, 'Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six', 'Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon', and 'Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell', among several other beloved titles. Each of these titles spawned multiple games afterwards, creating a huge following for Tom Clancy's post-Cold War world.
He will be remembered as a great author and visionary, and his works will continue to inspire and entertain others. Rest in Peace, Tom.