Not Awesome: Tom Clancy Has Passed Away

Tom Clancy

Tom Clancy, author of The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, and numerous other books as well as a host of video games and movies and part owner of the Baltimore Orioles, has died at age 66.

The National Post:

Best-selling author Tom Clancy died in a Baltimore hospital at the age of 66 Tuesday night, his publisher confirmed to the New York Times.

A cause of death was not provided.

Clancy was famous for his complex jargon-filled military and espionage thrillers such as The Hunt for Red October, The Sum of All Fears, Red Storm Rising, and Patriot Games. Numerous films and video-games have been based on his work.

Clancy had said his dream had been simply to publish a book, hopefully a good one, so that he would be in the Library of Congress catalog.

I’m not gonna lie, I have generally loved the man writing, however it’s really The Hunt for Red October that sticks with me. I have read that book cover to cover numerous times and the 1990 film would probably be in my all time top ten if I ever dared attempt to write my all time time ten.

He will be missed.

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