Tom Clancy has died, aged 66.
The Maryland-born author passed away in a Baltimore hospital night. He is best-known for the Jack Ryan series of books, with The Hunt For Red October, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger and The Sum of All Fears all made into major motion pictures. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is due to hit cinemas later this year, with Chris Pine in the lead role.
Clancy also co-founded Red Storm Entertainment, as well as lending his name to the top-selling videogames Splinter Cell and Ghost Recon.
We at The Palace of Wisdom offer our deepest condolences to Tom Clancy’s family and friends.