Author Tom Clancy dead at 66

BY newsdesk  October 2, 2013 at 10:47 AM EDT

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Bestselling author Tom Clancy, known for his novels in the espionage and military science genres, died at a Baltimore Hospital Tuesday, his publisher confirmed to the New York Times.

Clancy’s name became well known with the Cold War thriller “The Hunt for Red October,” which launched his career as a novelist. At the time of his death, numerous books, movies, and even video games, bear the author’s name.