Tom Clancy has died. "The Hunt for Red October" author was just 66-years-old. On Oct. 2, several reports on Twitter surfaced confirming that Clancy passed away in a hospital in Baltimore. At this point in time it is unclear what Clancy died from. Reports are slowly trickling in but no one seems to have the cause of death reported.
"Tom Clancy's publisher confirms to the NYT that he died last night in a hospital in Baltimore. 'He was a thrill to work with,' said Ivan Held, the president of Putnam," tweeted Julie Bosman, a New York Times reporter.
Tom Clancy dies leaving behind an amazing legacy. Known for novels like "Patriot Games," "Clear and Present Danger," and "Rainbow Six," Clancy was legendary in the realm of military thrillers. His presence in the world of books wasn't always front and center but he was beloved for his body of work -- and many people loved him because he was a great guy.
As to why Clancy was in Baltimore, that's the city he grew up in. It is believed that he was home when something unexpected occurred. Many believe it may have been a sudden heart attack but again, nothing has been confirmed at this point.
Tom Clancy's cause of death is expected at any time. More updates to follow.
© Effie Orfanides 2013