We are saddened to report that best-selling author Tom Clancy has died at the age of 66.
Clancy was an extremely popular author, who had big hits such as Patriot Games, The Hunt for Red October, Clear and Present Danger and The Sum of All Fears. For gamers, Clancy will undoubtedly be remembered for allowing his name to be used for Ubisoft’s uber popular Splinter Cell and Ghost Recon franchises.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, he co-founded Red Storm Entertainment and the aforementioned books were also turned into movies, which included Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck, Alec Baldwin and Gene Hackman, among others.
Clancy passed away last night in a Baltimore hospital last night, though details remain scarce as to what the cause of death was.
Our condolences to the entire Clancy family.
More details to follow…