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One of America’s best selling authors has passed away at the age of 66. Tom Clancy died on October 1 in Baltimore, Maryland according to a report released by his publisher. A cause of death was not stated. Clancy was best known for his spy novels and thrillers that included “Patriot Games”, “The Hunt For Red October” and “Clear and Present Danger”.

Tom Clancy was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1947. He began his college studies at Loyola in physics changing to a major in English during his second year. Upon graduation, Clancy married and began a career in the insurance industry. During his spare time, he wrote novels hoping to publish at least one quality book.

In 1982, “The Hunt For Red October” was published. In subsequent years, Mr. Clancy would write several novels with the character of CIA agent Jack Ryan as the protagonist.

Several of Tom Clancy’s novels were made into highly successful motion pictures. The newest “Jack Ryan” film is scheduled to be released on Christmas Day and stars Chris Pine, Keira Knightly and Kevin Costner.

Mr. Clancy’s newest novel entitled, “Command Authority” is also scheduled for a December publication date. It is Mr. Clancy’s 17th published novel.

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