"The Hunt for Red October" author Tom Clancy has died at the age of 66. Clancy's publisher confirmed the author's passing to the New York Times on Tuesday night according to Wednesday, October 2 reports from Gossip Cop.
The details surrounding the best selling author's death are not yet known, just that he passed in a Baltimore hospital last night with his wife by his side during this sad time for the family.
Clancy is best known for his Jack Ryan series of novels and film adaptations which included The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, and The Sum of All Fears.
His latest book, "Command Authority," is slated for publication this December.
Clancy is survived by his wife, freelance journalist Alexandra Marie Llewellyn. At this time the cause of death has not been announced and funeral arrangements are pending.