Author Tom Clancy Passes Away at 66
Celebrated author Tom Clancy, best known for his Jack Ryan series of thrillers, including The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger, has died. He was 66.
Clancy’s publisher alerted the New York Times to his passing yesterday evening in a Baltimore hospital. No other details are available at this time.
Many of Clancy’s books, including those listed above, were adapted for the big screen with Hollywood heavyweights such as Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck, among others, playing the part of his most famous character Jack Ryan.