Best-selling author Tom Clancy has died at the age of 66. Clancy’s literary agent confirmed the news to The Hollywood Reporter.
Clancy passed away on Tuesday at a hospital in Baltimore. The cause of his death has not been released.
Clancy managed to top the The New York Times bestseller list a total of 16 times. Many of the author’s works were give big-screen adaptations, such as “The Sum of All Fears” starring Ben Affleck, and his Jack Ryan series which starred Alec Baldwin. The series has been given a reboot with Chris Pine starring in the title role. The many adaptations of Clancy novels have grossed more than $846 million worldwide.
Aside from his well-known bestsellers, Clancy also co-wrote a Young Adult series of 18 books and three co-branded adult series.
“Jack Ryan: Shadow One” starring Pine is set to hit theaters on Christmas Day. Clancy had one more title in the works — “Command Authority” which will be released on December 3.