Author Tom Clancy passes away at the age of 66

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It’s a sad day for not only those who loved his books, but those who loved the video games that were inspired by the man himself.

Best selling author Tom Clancy has passed away at the age of 66 years old. Tom Clancy was born on April 12th, 1947 in Baltimore, Maryland and died in his home town.

His first book that he ever published was ‘The Hunt For Red October’ back in 1984 which was later turned into a feature film starring legendary actors such as Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, Sam Neill and James Earl Jones.

Other movies such as Clear and Present Danger (1994; Harrison Ford), Netforce (1999; Scott Bakula), Patriot Games (1992; Harrison Ford, James Earl Jones) and The Sum of All Fears (2002; Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman) are all stories by Clancy that made it to the silver screen.

A current Tom Clancy movie project in the worlds is called ‘Jack Ryan: Shadow One’, which will star Chris Pine, Kevin Costner and Keira Knightley which is set to be released by the end of this year or the beginning of next.

The list of things that Tom Clancy’s name has been apart of is endless. He’s been apart of over 51 video games and even released a couple board games as well. My favorite Tom Clancy video game(s) happen to be the Rainbow Six: Vegas releases.

Mr. Clancy was also a part-owner of the Baltimore Orioles.

Topics: Tom Clancy, Video Games

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