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, 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)

(Newser) – 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.

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Oct 3, 2013 11:21 AM CDT
My wife of 18 years died a week before Cal Sagan. Somehow, that made me envious of her. (She also died within 2 weeks of JonBenet Ramsey ... WTF that means)
Oct 3, 2013 6:24 AM CDT
Great author. Wonderful story-teller. I'll miss his knowledge and wit.
Oct 2, 2013 6:36 PM CDT
He always struck me as an inflated version of Peter Lorre.