Author Tom Clancy Dead at 66

Reportedly died last night in Baltimore hospital
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 2, 2013 9:34 AM CDT
Author Tom Clancy Dead at 66
Author Tom Clancy, the hawkish master of military thrillers, gestures during an interview in this Monday, May 24, 2004, file photo in New York.   (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Outlets including Publishers Weekly and the New York Times are reporting on Twitter that bestselling author Tom Clancy has died, Business Insider reports. The president of Putnam, Clancy's publisher, reportedly told the NYT that Clancy, whose bestselling books include Patriot Games and The Hunt for Red October, "was a thrill to work with." In an interesting piece in 2011, the Daily Beast noted that Clancy's Dead or Alive, published months before Osama bin Laden was caught, involved Clancy's version of bin Laden being caught under eerily similar circumstances. (More Tom Clancy stories.)

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