Published on October 2nd, 2013 | by Alex Porter


Tom Clancy Has Passed Away Aged 66

Successful writer Tom Clancy passed away last night in a Baltimore Hospital at the age of 66. He was well known for having written some great books including The Hunt For Red October and The Sum Of All Fears which featured his most well known character, CIA Agent Jack Ryan. Many of his novels have also been adapted into movies with various big name stars taking on key roles.

Beyond this however, Tom Clancy also co-founded Red Storm Entertainment back in 1996 which was later acquired by Ubisoft in 2000. Since then he has lent his name to dozens of video games including the well known Splinter Cell, Ghost Recon, and Rainbow Six series. The latest game to feature his name is Tom Clancy’s: The Division which is due for release next year and it is unclear at this stage if his name will be carried on through future games.

While I have not personally read many of his books, I have played many of the Tom Clancy games and seen many of the movie adaptions. It is a sad day for fans of his work but hopefully his name can live on through future games in the many game series that are still going today.

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3 Responses to Tom Clancy Has Passed Away Aged 66

  1. GaryMull86 says:

    he had a big impact on games and book, however i feel ubisoft should retire his name from the games and not smear his name by using it to sell more games

  2. Scot Mackay says:

    I absolutely agree. His name should mean the person and not the brand.

    One of my favourite movies is Hunt for Red Oktober. It was on the other day and even though I have watched it easily a hundred times, I still cant turn the channel.

    Its a shame that as we grow older, we lose true creative forces who have helped shape many movie/tv/game plotlines and have had such an influence over the new batch of writers.

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