'The Hunt for Red October' author Tom Clancy dies at age 66
Celebrated author Tom Clancy, who became famous for best-sellers like “The Hunt for Red October” and “Patriot Games,” died on Tuesday night. He was 66.
Clancy died at Johns Hopkins Hospital after a brief illness, the Baltimore Sun reports.
David Shanks, an executive personally involved in publishing all of Clancy's books, released a statement saying: "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."
To publish a Tom Clancy book was a thrill every time
- Clancy's publisher Ivan Held
Ivan Held, President and Publisher of Penguin's G.P. Putnam's Sons imprint, added that Clancy was "ahead of the news curve and sometimes frighteningly prescient. To publish a Tom Clancy book was a thrill every time."
Re: 'The Hunt for Red October' author Tom Clancy dies at age 66
I have purchased most of his books and enjoyed every one. The Hunt For Red October,Clear & Present Danger & Patriot Games managed, (to a degree), to bring his books to the big screen without losing much in the process.
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