Well known author of thrillers like "The Hunt For Red October", "Patriot Games", and "Clear And Present Danger", Tom Clancy has died at the age of 66.

Publishers weekly tweeted the news this morning, and it has also been confirmed by the New York Times.

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Clancy was originally from Baltimore, and started out his life as an insurance salesman. He then went on to write a multitude of espionage and military science books.