The Baltimore-born author died Tuesday after a brief illness at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Tom Clancy had written seventeen #1 New York Times bestselling novels many made into successful films: The Hunt for Red October (Berkley only, 1985), Red Storm Rising (1986), Patriot Games (1987), The Cardinal of the Kremlin (1988), Clear and Present Danger (1989), The Sum of All Fears (1991), Without Remorse (1993), Debt of Honor (1994), Executive Orders (1996), Rainbow Six (1998), The Bear and the Dragon (2000), Red Rabbit (2002), The Teeth of the Tiger (2003), Dead or Alive (2010), Against All Enemies (2011) and Locked On (2011).
In 2008, the French video game manufacturer Ubisoft purchased the use of Clancy's name for use in video games and related products such as movies and books. In a statement, Ubisoft said:
"We are saddened to learn of Tom Clancy’s passing and our condolences go out to his family. Tom Clancy was an extraordinary author with a gift for creating detailed, engrossing fictional stories that captivated audiences around the world.
"The teams at Ubisoft, especially at the Red Storm studio, are incredibly grateful to have collaborated with and learned from him, and we are humbled by the opportunity to carry on part of his legacy through our properties that bear his name."
His new book Command Authority is due out December 3.