Author Tom Clancy: Dead at 66

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Tom Clancy, the best author of books like “Clear and Present Danger,” “Patriot Games,” and “Hunt For Red October” has died at the age of 66.

Clancy’s specialty was military and espionage and his books often were made into films.

Penguin Group executive David Shanks said in a statement: “I’m deeply saddened by Tom’s passing. He was a consummate author, creating the modern-day thriller, and was one of the most visionary storytellers of our time,” “I will miss him dearly and he will be missed by tens of millions of readers worldwide.

Clancy was a native of Baltimore, Maryland which is where he died. At this time the cause of death is still uncertain.

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