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Published On: Wed, Oct 2nd, 2013

Famous spy novelist Tom Clancy dies at age 66

Best-selling author Tom Clancy, known to millions for his Jack Ryan series of novels, has died aged 66, his publisher has confirmed.

Tom Clancy's career began with the successful " The Hunt for the Red October"  photo/Paramount Pictures

Tom Clancy’s career began with the successful ” The Hunt for the Red October” photo/Paramount Pictures

Clancy wrote several best-selling spy and military thrillers. Several of his books featuring CIA analyst Ryan were adapted into successful films, including The Hunt for Red October and Patriot Games.

Clancy 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 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 Kenneth Branagh, is set for release this Christmas.

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

 

 

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