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Best-Selling Author Tom Clancy, 66, Dies

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BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Best-selling and prolific author Tom Clancy died Tuesday in a Baltimore hospital.

His publisher has confirmed his death to several media outlets.

Clancy, 66, was the author of several dozen spy and military-related novels. He was a Maryland resident and co-owner of the Baltimore Orioles.

Clancy is perhaps best known for his first published novel, “The Hunt For Red October.” The book spawned a 1990 film by the same name starring Alex Baldwin and Sean Connery.

Three other Clancy books – “Patriot Games,” “Clear and Present Danger,” and “The Sum of All Fears” – would also be turned into successful Hollywood productions.

Clancy has also built a successful video game franchise after co-founding Red Storm Entertainment in 1996. Over 50 video games with Clancy’s name have been released to date.

Clancy’s latest book, “Command Authority,” is scheduled to be released in December.

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