Skip to comments.Tom Clancy Dead: Celebrated Thriller Author Dies At Age 66
Posted on 10/02/2013 7:41:19 AM PDT by BenLurkin
According to the Publishers Weekly Twitter account, American author Tom Clancy died Wednesday in a Baltimore hospital at age 66. Publishers Weekly (@PublishersWkly) October 2, 2013 The New York Times is also confirming:
Tom Clancy's publisher confirms to the NYT that he died last night in a hospital in Baltimore. Julie Bosman (@juliebosman) October 2, 2013
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No doubt he was my favorite author. Over the years I’ve read “red storm rising” six times. I loved cardinal of the Kremlin, because it was so much more about people.
Great author who often put his contractual imprimatur on lots oftotal crappola. I was often shocked.
LOVED HIS EARLY STUFF.
Just as Reagan did.
Ablecynic 36 minutes ago Report Abuse Met him back in the 1990s when I was on active duty with the Navy. He came to the Office of Naval Intelligence to do some unclassified research and as a senior enlisted, I was assigned to assist with his requests. He was as knowledgeable as any of our analysts regarding Russian military capabilities. As someone who has been "haze gray and underway" a few too many times, his books were like a diary of the sea. Some of them were, and are, required reading for Naval officers. 4 Replies
ShelleyM 35users liked this commentThumbs UpThumbs Down2users disliked this commentShelleyM 15 minutes ago Report Abuse What a thrill that must have been for you! Nice personal addition to these comments l33t_sh33p 1users liked this commentThumbs UpThumbs Down0users disliked this commentL33t_sh33p 5 minutes ago Report Abuse
Which books? R.K. 6users liked this commentThumbs UpThumbs Down0users disliked this commentR.K. 4 minutes 16 seconds ago Report Abuse Thank you for the information. Please write for Yahoo.
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As an Active Duty Naval Officer on an Anti-Submarine Frigate, his coverage of this theater of warfare in Red Storm Rising is as detailed as it is accurate. That is what truly makes his work spectacular.
The last of his novels I read was “Rainbow Six”.
I lost interest after that.
I don’t know where he was in his relation with God.
I remember a few snide remarks in his novels about evangelical Christians, but he seemed to have a soft spot for Catholics and Mormons......
I do hope he found salvation by grace through faith in the finished work of Christ on the cross as payment for his sins.
Think I’ll play Ghost Recon in his honor tonight.
Maybe some of their fantasies of ridiculous conspiracies and twisted political intrigue were a little too close to the truth?
A great writer and patriot. Wasn’t he in D.C. for the Gathering of Eagles in 2007? I am almost positive I remember seeing a photo of him.
150 in an Obama world? No thanks.
I do hope so too.
Damn, he was only 3 years older than me. I loved his novels as well although like you I stopped reading them after Jack became president. When I first read Hunt for Red October I was amazed at all of the information in there that I had access to through classified documents was written in a novel. That hooked me. Great writer.
150 to be around much, much longer than Obama.
Thanks, God, for loaning us Tom Clancy for 66 years.
Oh maan, I actually drove him in New York city about 10 years ago when I was driving a taxi in between jobs. I was going up Madison avenue and saw this disheveled looking guy carrying all these bags and he hailed me and my first thought was “Oh no, a homeless guy” and I got out and helped him put all these bags in the trunk, they looked like a bunch of computer stuff and he got in and the first thing he asked was “You mind if I smoke” ha ha Yeah yeah go ahead Oy. Then he told me to take him to the Regency on Park avenue so I was like whaaat? OK. Good at least he doesn’t want me to drive around for 9 hours while he goes to sleep. So he started asking me about taxi driving blah blah, the traffic and all this. What I did before, then he asked me if I grew up in NYC, yes I did and I asked him if he did, and he told me he was from Maryland. And as we were talking, I was like this guy looks *really* familiar...I just couldn’t place it, then it hit me...the googly looking eyes, he wasn’t wearing glasses- and then Maryland. So I just blurted out “You’re the writer Tom Clancy right” “How did you guess?” lol lol Doh! A shock went up my spine. “Reagans favorite writer!” and he said “ Yes! The great man who gave me my career - great man great man!” ha ha! Then by then we were at the hotel and like 4 doormen ran up just totally kissing his butt, oh man just one huge highlight of my short career as a cab driver. I wish I got his autograph but I felt like a schmuck asking. Sad to hear he passed.
Thanks for the update, I just pre-ordered it.
That’s a pretty neat story!
I lived in San Francisco at the time and bought the book. I would go to Union Square and read it over my lunch hour a few times.
Not sure why I remember that; but I do.
He was a master story teller; truly gifted.
That’s a great story. :-)
That’s a great story! So cool that you recognized him.
That was a great job driving a cab even though it was stressful as hell. I drove a LOT of celebs, I picked up Bruce Willis once near the Time Warner center - I went to shake his hand and he shook my wrist instead, also Kareem Abdul Jabbar and drove him to Harlem, Lauren Hutton who wouldn’t shut up, David Blaine, Kevin Kline - who didn’t say one word, Tatum ONeil - who was a huge pain in the ass, Michael Stipe, Drew Barrymore, on and on and I never got any of their autographs lol lol I just felt like an idiot asking. Yeah that job was wild, but meeting Clancy was probably the highlight out of all of them, especially after seeing how down to earth he was. He was just a really cool guy, pretty much blew my mind why he was so interested in my life. Maybe that’s just the way he was though, he asks people about their lives and stores it away for writing.