Tom Clancy was a very celebrated author and hit the bestseller list with many of his books. He suffered from a brief illness, rumors say he died of a sudden heart attack but it is unclear what the exact cause of death is at this point. In a recent report by Fox News on October 2 Tom Clancy died on Tuesday at the young age of 66 at John Hopkins Hospital in the city of Baltimore where he grew up.
Clancy hit the best-seller list from the New York Times after giving President Reagan a copy of his book “The Hunt for Red October” which Reagan couldn’t put down. The book was so riveting that it caused the President to lose sleep.
Ivan Held was his publisher and also the president of Penguin’s G/P/ Putnam’s Sons released a statement saying that; “To publish a Tom Clancy book was a thrill every time.”
Some of Tom’s other books that were considered modern-day thrillers that were legendary for also being military thrillers that reached millions of readers worldwide included: “Patriot Games”, “Clear and Present Danger”, “Without Remorse”, “Rainbow Six”, “The Sum of All Fears” and “The Cardinal of the Kremlin”.
Some of Clancy’s works also turned into blockbuster movies as well as video games. He was also part owner of the Baltimore Orioles baseball team. Tom married his college sweetheart, had four children and later was married to Alexandra Marie Llewellyn, a freelance journalist.
Before his demise Tom wrote yet another book called the “Command Authority” which is due to be released in December 2013.
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