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Overkill0084 10-02-2013 03:30 PM

RIP Tom Clancy

According to the Publishers Weekly Twitter account, American author Tom Clancy died Wednesday in a Baltimore hospital at age 66. A cause of death has not been revealed.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Tom Clancy studied literature at the Loyola College in Baltimore and was originally an insurance salesman before becoming famous for writing technically detailed espionage and military science books.
He is responsible for best-selling books such as "The Hunt for Red October," "Patriot Games," "Clear and Present Danger," and "The Sum of All Fears" — all of which were adapted into major Hollywood films.
In 1996, Clancy co-founded the video game developer Red Storm Entertainment and has had his name on several of Red Storm's most successful games.
Red Storm was later bought by publisher Ubisoft Entertainment for an undisclosed sum.
In 2002, Forbes wrote, "Clancy can produce a guaranteed bestseller just by writing two words: his name."
"When it comes to leveraging his brand across multiple channels, he is positively protean," Forbes continued, noting his income at the time made him the tenth-best earner on Forbes Celebrity 100 list for 2002. His net worth today is reported to be around $300 million.
Clancy has been a lifetime supporter of conservative and Republican causes in America, a member of the National Rifle Association since 1978, and was part-owner of the Baltimore Orioles.
His next book, “Command Authority,” is planned for publication on December 3.

DFlynt 10-02-2013 04:02 PM

I met Tom Clancy in 1990 at Dragon*Con in Atlanta, a very courteous and friendly gentleman. R.I.P. SIR!

gr8oldguy 10-02-2013 04:09 PM

One of my in peace.

Shihan 10-02-2013 04:14 PM

Is it The Hunt For Dead October? Heh heh, you's October and he is dead. lol


too soon.

Bigcountry02 10-02-2013 04:20 PM

R.I.P. Tom Clancy, you will be missed. :(

string1946 10-02-2013 04:23 PM

Yes he knew a lot about the things he wrote about. Several months ago Author Vince Flynn passed away at age 47 from prostate cancer. He wrote 14 books that I know of, all but one was about super spy Mitch Rapp. Vince also seemed to have a lot of knowledge about things going on in goverment that most people didn't know. George W. Bush said Vince was, "a little too accurate". They both will be missed.

F4U 10-02-2013 04:32 PM

Red Storm Rising is my all time favorite book. Just reread it a couple of months ago. RIP.

orangello 10-02-2013 04:35 PM

Rest in Peace. I enjoyed his books that I read.

DFlynt 10-02-2013 04:36 PM


Originally Posted by F4U (Post 1390616)
Red Storm Rising is my all time favorite book. Just reread it a couple of months ago. RIP.

I always enjoyed playing the computer game based on Red Storm Rising. :)

Axxe55 10-02-2013 06:35 PM

a big loss to the literary world. have read many of his books and enjoyed them all.

RIP Tom.

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