Author Tom Clancy Dies at 66
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|Wed, 10-02-2013 - 11:00am|
"The Baltimore Sun reports that Clancy died at Johns Hopkins after a "brief illness."
Born in Baltimore, Clancy was an insurance salesman before he went on to write blockbuster espionage books, including The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, and Clear and Present Danger.
The books spawned commercially successful films with actors Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, and Ben Affleck as Clancy's most famous fictional character Jack Ryan. Clancy's other famous character, John Clark, has been played by actors Willem Dafoe and Liev Schreiber."
While I'm not a fan (in the sense that I haven't read his books) I know what a huge name he is/was. All the books and movies/games based on his books. He will sorely be missed.