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Tom Clancy Dead At 66


My heart is sad this morning to learn that this great Author passed away last night at the age of 66.  I’m almost finished reading one of his great books, “Dead or Alive” and, as with all of his books, find it gripping and most entertaining.

Rest in Peace, Dear Mr. Clancy.  I’m one of millions of your fans who will miss your work.  You’re in a better place today, and you won’t have to suffer witnessing the loss of this once great Nation any more.  May God Rest Your Beautiful Soul.

“The U.S. Military is us. There is no truer representation of a country than the people that it sends into the field to fight for it. The people who wear our uniform and carry our rifles into combat are our kids, and our job is to support them, because they’re protecting us.”
Tom Clancy

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According to the Publishers Weekly Twitter account, American author Tom Clancy died Wednesday in a Baltimore hospital at age 66.

— Publishers Weekly (@PublishersWkly) October 2, 2013

The New York Times is also confirming:

Tom Clancy’s publisher confirms to the NYT that he died last night in a hospital in Baltimore.

— Julie Bosman (@juliebosman) October 2, 2013

“He was a thrill to work with,” said Ivan Held, the president of Putnam.

— Julie Bosman (@juliebosman) October 2, 2013

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, and originally an insurance salesman, Tom Clancy went on write 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.”

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.

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