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Spy novelist Tom Clancy dies aged 66


Clancy wrote a string of best-selling spy and military thrillers.Best-selling US author Tom Clancy, known to millions for his Jack Ryan series of novels, has died aged 66, his publisher has confirmed.

Several of his books featuring CIA analyst Ryan were adapted into successful films, including The Hunt for Red October and Patriot Games.

The former insurance broker died in a Baltimore hospital near his Maryland home, according to reports.

The Hunt for Red October (1984) was Clancy's first published novel and sold more than five million copies.

President Ronald Reagan helped to fuel the success of the book when he called it a "perfect yarn".

The novel was made into a successful film in 1990, starring Alec Baldwin as Ryan and Sir Sean Connery as Soviet submarine captain Marko Ramius.

Harrison Ford went on to play Ryan in film versions of Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger, while Ben Affleck played him in 2002 release The Sum of All Fears.

Jack Ryan: Shadow One, a new film to feature the character directed by Sir Kenneth Branagh, is set for release this December.

As well as a successful writer, Clancy also became closely associated with the world of video gaming.

In the 1990s he founded Red Storm Entertainment, later bought by Ubisoft, which developed games based on Clancy's ideas.

Blockbuster video game titles bearing his name included Splinter Cell, Ghost Recon and Rainbow Six

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Time for some real ghost recon.

will this end the flood of tom clancy games?

must-have-list for platforms i don't own yet:

WiiU: Donkey Kong

XBone: Dead Rising 3, Ryse

Gehirnkrampf said:
will this end the flood of tom clancy games?

probably the opposite since sales always increase with the name of someone who just died.


It's just that simple.

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shame. i liked a lot of the movies based on his work. can't say i ever read any of his books but i don't really read.


Oh man , sad news :(

cause-of-death? :@

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m0ney said:
cause-of-death? :@

Splinter Cell Blacklist sales on Wii U. :(

Man that's a bummer. He died pretty young too. Though, I'll bet he had some unpublished works that will come out for a while after his death so not quite the end of his works.