Bestselling Author Tom Clancy Dies at 66

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Bestselling author Tom Clancy died Tuesday night, his publisher and family said. He was 66.

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Tom Clancy (credit: CNN)

Clancy died in a Baltimore hospital near his home, according to his publisher.

The cause of death was not immediately available.

Clancy was known for writing such military and spy thrillers as “The Hunt for Red October,” “PatriotGames” and “The Sum of All Fears,” all of which were adapted into Hollywood blockbusters.

His oeuvre also inspired the popular video game franchises “Rainbow Six” and “Ghost Recon.”

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