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Tom Clancy, military thriller author, dies at 66

Tom Clancy FILE

Tom Clancy FILE

BALTIMORE, M.D. – Famous author, Tom Clancy, died Tuesday night in a Baltimore hospital near his home.

He was 66 years old.

Tom Clancy is famous for his detailed military science story lines set during and in the aftermath of the Cold War.

“The Hunt for Red October” drove him to fame, fortune and status as a known storyteller of the American military.

His cause of death wasn’t immediately available.

Clancy was born in Baltimore, Maryland. Tom Clancy FILE

He attended Loyola Blakefield in Towson, Maryland, graduating with the class of 1965.

He then attended Loyola College in Baltimore, graduating in 1969.

Seventeen of his novels appeared on the New York Times best-sellers list.

Clancy’s writing gained him several loyal armed forces followers in the United States, and many more abroad.