The NY Times is reporting that best-selling novelist Tom Clancy has died at age 66. Tom Clancy, whose complex, adrenaline-fueled military novels spawned a new genre of thrillers and made him one of the world's best-selling and best-known authors, died on Tuesday in a hospital in Baltimore. He was 66.
Ivan Held, the president of G. P. Putnam's Sons, his publisher, did not provide a cause of death.
Mr. Clancy's books were successfully transformed into blockbuster Hollywood films, including "Patriot Games," "The Hunt for Red October" and "Clear and Present Danger."
His next book, "Command Authority," is planned for publication on Dec. 3.
Seventeen of his novels were No. 1 New York Times best sellers, including his most recent, “Threat Vector,” which was released in December 2012. More than 100 million copies of his books are in print.
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