Although the cause of death wasn't immediately available, we offer our sincerest condolences to those affected by this loss.
The Baltimore born-and-raise novelist died from as-yet-to-be announced circumstances today at the age of 66. Tom Clancy, a former insurance agent, was propelled into fame by his novel The Hunt for Red October.
He was a favorite of fans who enjoyed American history, military, political intrigue and thrillers. Over the course of his life, the New York Times best-seller published 28 books, inspired a series of video games, and even has a new novel yet to be released.
Of his 28 books, seventeen reached the No. 1 spot, while several were made into Hollywood blockbusters, including The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, and The Sum of All Fears.
His publisher and family were understandably not available for comment. Clancy's new novel, Command Authority, is scheduled for December publication.
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