Gaming Mogul Tom Clancy Dies

Gaming mogul, author and movie script writer Tom Clancy has died in Baltimore, Maryland, the United States aged 66. Clancy was known for his best-selling novels The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger, which were also turned into successful movies starring Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck as the quintessential post-cold war hero, CIA agent Jack Ryan.

 

By Mike Wheeler

Gaming mogul, author and movie script writer Tom Clancy has died in Baltimore, Maryland, the United States aged 66.

Clancy was known for his best-selling novels The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger, which were also turned into successful movies starring Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck as the quintessential post-cold war hero, CIA agent Jack Ryan. He would go on to sell more than 100 million copies of his 17-plus novels and well as lend his name to other ghost-written stories and movie scripts that would also sell in the millions.

In 1996 Clancy branched out when he co-founded Red Storm Entertainment, which went on to produce some of the most popular first-person shooter games that gave the popular Call of Duty franchise a run for its money. These included the Rainbow Six, Ghost Recon and Splinter Cell series. There were also games based on his books including the aforementioned Hunt for Red October and The Sum of All Fears.

Clancy was married twice and have five children. No cause of death has been given.

 

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