Tom Clancy passes away at 66

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Tom Clancy, arguably the most influential modern military novelist, and certainly one of the most read ones, has passed away at he age of 66.

Tom Clancy, best known by most people, for his series of books about Jack Ryan, the CIA guy who rose up the ranks to become US president. Many of them have been given the Hollywood treatment, with The Hunt For Red October,Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger and The Sum of All Fears all getting adapted to the silver screen.

Many gamers though, would be more familiar with Clancy’s established universes through the games he leant his name to;  Splinter Cell, Ghost Recon, Rainbow Six and H.A.W.X. His gaming legacy is set to continue with the next generation, in Tom Clancy’s The division.

He died Oct. 1 in a hospital Baltimore, his hometown, following a brief illness.

Ubisoft,  who publishes and develops the Clancy universe games issued a statement. "We are saddened to learn of Tom Clancy’s passing and our condolences go out to his family," they said on Facebook. "Tom Clancy was an extraordinary author with a gift for creating detailed, engrossing fictional stories that captivated audiences around the world."

What ‘s your favourite Tom Clancy-related gaming memory?

Last Updated: October 3, 2013

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