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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66 is young. Any idea of the cause? Had he been sick?
He was a great author ... didn’t get to collect much of his SSI ...
The timing of his death is certainly symbolic of where we are now as a Nation.
There is an earlier thread which may contain more information.
This is a duplicate thread and will probably be locked or deleted.
Wow — I wonder if he had any books in the pipeline.
Yes/ One reason I’m seriously considering taking mine at the earliest possible date.
People say — what if you live to be 90?
Could happen I suppose but just doesn’t seem likely.
“Tom Clancy has an estimated networth of $300 million”
Smoked like a chimney. The best doctors money could buy could not help him. I don’t know what he died from
“Threat Vector” was a great book he co-wrote that came out last year. Has to do with Chinese cyber warfare
An American hero. RIP, sir.
Tom Clancy was an intelligent author who understood his subject matter. He was also a great storyteller and wrote books that were both interesting and informative.
Considering most of his works were based on facts that were twisted into a fiction, I wonder if he was working on something that would have been destructive (or instructive) concerning the current political powers?
Vince Flynn...now Tom Clancy...
It largely depends on your genetics. But, a breakthrough in gene therapy in the next decade or so could make it possible for anyone to live much longer, if they haven't abused their body with toxins like alcohol and nicotine.
My grandfather, my father, and uncle lived into their early 90's. I expect to match or exceed that.
Among researchers of age-related diseases, there's a consensus: the first person to live to age 150 has already been born. The only question is how old they are at this moment.
I've been really disappointed in the books that Clancy "co-wrote" with various authors. In reality, I think the other authors wrote the books, and Clancy was just the editor.
But, I might check out the one you have recommended, and see if one of his "co-authors" has actually picked up the baton.
Such a great mind. Prayers for his family and friends.
This one is due for release on Dec. 13, 2013
Threat Vector was good!
I think he was proudest about having been “debriefed” by the CIA after publishing ‘Hunt for red October.
And I think, despite his facility with technology, what I liked best is that his ‘bad guys’ were well rendered.
Fiction works best when you can at least understand why the baddies feel and act the way they do and he had few equals at that. Even the bastards you wanted to see die, you saw how they came to believe and behave as they did.
Wow, that’s a shame. I really enjoyed his novels. I kinda lost track of his writing after Jack Ryan turned into a “Super Hero” but the early stuff (through Executive Orders) was so good.
One of the best novels I’ve ever read to this day has been Without Remorse.
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