RIP: Tom Clancy 1947 – 2013

This is pretty sad news that I felt was worth posting here. I haven’t read too many Tom Clancy books. I wasn’t that big of a fan of his but I admired him and respected him. I’ve only read a few of his books. “Patriot Games” and “The Hunt for Red October” were just a few of them I’ve read. Both of those books were my favorite and of course, I love the movies that were made for those. As a matter of fact, I just got done re-watching, “Hunt for Red October” film on Netflix just a few minutes ago. Great movie!

Tom was an author who wrote fictional stories based on military kind of stuff. He liked to write stuff about planes, and other military weapons. He is most famous for the Jack Ryan novel series which are being made for Hollywood film. Alec Baldwin played Jack Ryan for “Hunt For Red October”, Harrison Ford played the character in “Patriot Games” and “Clear and Present Danger”, and Ben Affleck played the character for “The Sum of All Fears”. Chris Pine will next star as Jack Ryan for the film, “Shadow Recruit”.

Tom not only had a huge influence in the Hollywood industry, he had an influence in the video gaming industry as well with games like, “Splinter Cell” and “Ghost Recon”.

Tom Clancy, passed away today with a cause of death not yet known, he was 66.



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