Famous Author, Tom Clancy, Dies at 66
Tom Clancy, the author of novels such as The Hunt For Red October and Clear And Present Danger, died on October 1, 2013, at the age of 66. The illness is undisclosed at this time, though is believed to have been in relation to heart problems that had troubled the late novelist for nearly a decade. As one of the most popular writers in the United States, Tom Clancy’s claim to fame was with his very first novel, The Hunt For Red October, which was released in 1984 and sold many more copies than his publishers had originally planned.
From 1984 until his death, Clancy authored 18 books, many of them using the same Jack Ryan that was the main character in the majority of his other novels. His nineteenth and final novel is set to release on December 3, 2013. One of the most astounding accomplishments of Tom Clancy’s career was the fact that ten of his novels reached No. 1 on the new york times best seller list. While not quite as popular as Stephen King, he was often praised for his technical accuracy when it came to the military and government of the United States.