05:20 AM EDT 07/07/2014
Originally posted 01/08/2014 10:00AM
Originally posted 10/02/2013 10:50AM
Tom Clancy, the espionage writer whose novels featuring protagonist Jack Ryan made him one of the genre's best-selling authors, has died. He was 66.
Clancy passed away Tuesday night at a hospital in Baltimore, multiple reports confirm.
Clancy, who was born in Baltimore, went on to write a string of best-selling novels, including The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger – all of which were adapted into blockbuster films.
Originally posted 02/12/2002 11:00AM
The best-selling author, whose latest nonfiction effort is about U.S. Special Forces, talks about the book and his view of the Sept. 11 attacks.
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