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Tom Clancy Has Passed
By Robert T. Trate
October 03, 2013
Source: The Wrap
Tom Clancy (1947 - 2013)
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The literary world lost a great writer on Tuesday. Tom Clancy, author of “The Hunt for Red October” and “Patriot Games” died in a Baltimore Hospital, he was 66 years old.
In his 30 plus years in publishing, Clancy became notorious for his modern day spy thriller. Always on point for details, his novels often dealt with the technical side of the spy world.
In the cinema, his character Jack Ryan became a staple of the spy genre and was featured in such films as The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, and Sum of All Fears. The latest incarnation of Jack Ryan will be played by Chris Pine in the up coming Jack Ryan: Shadow One (December 2013). Clancy’s novels have also spawned numerous video games.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Clancy family.