Tom Clancy dead at 66

Military author and Red Storm Entertainment cofounder dies in Baltimore hospital.

Prolific author Tom Clancy, whose military-themed novels have spawned numerous movies and video games, died in a Baltimore hospital last night. He was 66.

The New York Times confirmed his death, after Publishers Weekly first broke the news.

Many of Clancy's novels were spun into video games, including The Hunt for Red October, The Sum of All Fears, Politika, and Shadow Watch.

Clancy cofounded Red Storm Entertainment in the late 1990s, which would go on to create the now-iconic Rainbow Six franchise. Ubisoft purchased Red Storm Entertainment in 2000.

Other game franchises using Tom Clancy's name include Splinter Cell, Ghost Recon, EndWar, and upcoming console shooter The Division.

It is unclear what impact Clancy's death will have, if any, on the future of game franchises bearing his name. An Ubisoft representative was not immediately available to comment.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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Harbinger_CR
Harbinger_CR

Good to see that the mods finally made an appearance.

PartyGavinParty
PartyGavinParty

I never read his books but I played his "games" and watched that one Simpsons episode with him. 

FAIL_TR0LL
FAIL_TR0LL

Anybody out there who's read some of his books? What's your favorite?

b74kd3th
b74kd3th

So is it normal for people to make friends with mods to troll and get away with it? I don't mind trolling game companies and devs. But the dead should be off limits

TheSkyrimStatue
TheSkyrimStatue

I honestly don't know what's worse, the trolls or the mods.

Ansonicus
Ansonicus

Glad to see the Mods stepping in

b74kd3th
b74kd3th

Yatsukii and mega loser 2 need a break

b74kd3th
b74kd3th

Yes a mod, we got some major disrespect for the dead going on here

ZeroX91
ZeroX91

RIP good sir.

...gotta wonder if this will affect The Division... :(

b74kd3th
b74kd3th

Why was there a mod in here letting losers troll someone's death?

DogDingus
DogDingus

I remember hearing a story from an old Professor of mine who used to work in DC about when Tom Clancy was asked by some government officials how the hell he knew so much about the collapsing Soviet Union and the U.S's intel on it in the mid - late 80's Clancy laughed and said "I go to the same bars as you people and I sit and listen."   I always loved that story and knowing a few people that work in D.C once they get in their cups they start blabbing.

TomJimJack
TomJimJack

May you break into Heaven with Earth made tools Mr.Clancy!

eriktkire
eriktkire

a lot of classy comments below... this is a good example of how unhealthy the games industry is.  Morons pumping out mega AAA franchises... and even more moronic kids buying them.

FAIL_TR0LL
FAIL_TR0LL

@b74kd3th I've played the Rainbow Six Vegas games, but were those even based off of his work or were they just whoring his name at that point?

hector530
hector530

I have no friends or benefits

b74kd3th
b74kd3th

Trolling a game company is different from someone death

cakeorrdeath
cakeorrdeath moderator

@LADIES_MAN_2013 @Ansonicus 


We are deleting comments that are being posted for no other reason than to troll other users and cause offence. 

b74kd3th
b74kd3th

That was all ubi and they were garbage, the first three r6's were the best

b74kd3th
b74kd3th

I don't troll death articles, just games, big difference

deathstream
deathstream

@b74kd3th 

You don't belong here.  You are doing NOTHING but trolling the trolls.  You only THINK you are better.

b74kd3th
b74kd3th

No he's deleting trolling where it doesn't belong

b74kd3th
b74kd3th

No it doesn't BELONG HERE

SoreThumbsBill
SoreThumbsBill

@cakeorrdeath  

A difference in opinions is not trolling even if people get a little out of hand. Please don't abuse your mod powers.

b74kd3th
b74kd3th

Save it for a rainbow 6 thread then