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Bestselling author Tom Clancy, famed for his spy and military thrillers, has died at age 66.
He died Tuesday, Oct. 1, in a Baltimore hospital, his publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons confirmed in a statement to E! News. Ivan Held, the president of the publishing company, spoke with the New York Times but did not provide a cause of death.
Several of Clancy's books were made into Hollywood movies. Four books based on Jack Ryan, the covert CIA agent he created, were adapted for the big screen: The Hunt for Red October (1990), Patriot Games (1992), Clear and Present Danger (1994) and The Sum of All Fears (2002). Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford (in the 1992 and 1994 film adaptations) and Ben Affleck played Ryan. Chris Pine plays the iconic role in Jack Ryan: Shadow One, which is expected to come out this year.