Report: Author Tom Clancy dies at age of 66

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Author Tom Clancy, who came to fame first as the author of The Hunt for Red October, passed away last night in a Baltimore hospital, according to reports.

Publishers Weekly tweeted it first today:

Julie Bosman of the New York Times confirmed it:

This really saddens me. I read Red Storm Rising first when I was in middle school and then went back to The Hunt for Red October. The movie version of Red October is one of the best novel-to-movie adaptations I’ve ever seen and I seem to recall Clancy was heavily involved in that. Until the past few years, I would usually get his latest novel in hardcover and read it through in a day or two (which usually meant staying up most of the night to read.)

I had the opportunity to meet Tom Clancy at Springfield Mall in Northern Virginia on a family vacation to Washington. I waited in line and got an autographed copy of Cardinal of the Kremlin (it had just come out) and it’s my favorite signed first edition of many I have by various authors.

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