Tom Clancy, the best-selling author of espionage novels died last Tuesday, October 2, at night. He was 66-year-old.
Clancy’s publicist told the media that the author died of a “brief illness” at the John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, near his home in Maryland.
The spy novels set a trend for the genre of military novels, his first book “The Hunt for Red October,” was published in 1984, then sold over five million copies.
Many of his writings were successfully adapted to the big screen and in video games too. His most famous character, Jack Ryan was portrayed by famous actors such as Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck.