Author Tom Clancy dies at 66

Author Tom Clancy
Tom Clancy penned 20 books during his career.
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Best-selling author Tom Clancy, whose military thrillers inspired movies and video games, has died at the age of 66, the New York Times reported on Wednesday, citing publisher G.P. Putnam’s Sons.

Clancy reportedly died at a hospital in his hometown of Baltimore.

Representatives for G.P. Putnam’s Sons were not immediately available to comment.

Clancy’s 20 books — starting with 1984′s “The Hunt for Red October” and continuing through “The Sum of All Fears,” “Rainbow Six” and the upcoming “Command Authority” — painted detailed stories of the world of spies, soldiers and politicians. Movies based on the books starred Harrison Ford, Alec Baldwin, Sean Connery and other Hollywood stars.


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