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Tom Clancy Dies And So Do A Million New Video Game Ideas

  • U.S.
  • 10.03.13 10:17 AM EDT

Bestselling author Tom Clancy died Tuesday night at a hospital in Baltimore, his publisher has confirmed. He was 66 years old. 

Clancy was an American writer best known for his espionage and war novels, detailing the Cold War and post Cold War international world order. His novels "The Hunt for Red October," "Patriot Games," "Clear and Present Danger," and "The Sum of All Fears" were all turned into blockbuster films. Clancy was credited for his technical accuracy, often said to have brought a new level of precision to military and spy writing.

In 1996, Clancy was the co-founder of Red Storm Entertainment, which went on to make a string of successful video games based on Clancy's works.

He was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on April 12, 1947.