It has been confirmed via multiple news sources and Mr Clancy's publisher that best-selling author Tom Clancy passed away last night in a hospital in Baltimore at the age of 66.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Tom Clancy studied literature at the Loyola College in Baltimore and was originally an insurance salesman before becoming famous for for his literary works.Clancy later became celebrated novelist who's work produced award wining books, movies, video games, which were all popular for being highly technically detailed espionage and military science pieces.
In 1996, Clancy co-founded the video game developer Red Storm Entertainment and has had his name on several of Red Storm's most successful games. Red Storm was later bought by publisher Ubisoft Entertainment, but his name still remains on several titles including the award winning Ghost Recon, Rainbow Six, and Splinter Cell titles.
Speaking as someone who has read, watched, and played almost all of Mr Clancy's titles; I am deeply saddened by this news, and my prayers go out to his family.