One of the most prolific writers in American history is gone.
Respected author Tom Clancy has passed away at the age of 66, and fans everywhere are saddened. His military-themed novels have generated a great many movies including "The Hunt for Red October," "Politika," and "The Sum of All Fears," as well as numerous video games, such as Splinter Cell , Ghost Recon and the upcoming new title, The Division .
Clancy co-founded Red Storm Entertainment in the late 90s, which would go on to create perhaps his best known game franchise, Rainbow Six . Publisher Ubisoft purchased Red Storm in 2000 and have since done well with the Clancy games. Ubisoft released a statement after learning of the author's death:
"We are saddened to learn of Tom Clancy's passing and our condolences go out to his family. Tom Clancy was an extraordinary author with a gift for creating detailed, engrossing fictional stories that captivated audiences around the world. The teams at Ubisoft, especially at the Red Storm studio, are incredibly grateful to have collaborated with and learned from him, and we are humbled by the opportunity to carry on part of his legacy through our properties that bear his name."
If you were into politically-fueled premises and military adventures of all kinds, you knew Tom Clancy. And you probably liked him, too.