Novelist Tom Clancy died last night at a Baltimore hospital. Born in 1947, Clancy became one of America's most successful espionage and military novelists ever. He is best known for his Jack Ryan books, which include The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, and The Sum of All Fears. Each title was adapted into a film, and three actors — Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, and Ben Affleck — have played Jack Ryan, with a fourth, Chris Pine, set to do so in a movie this winter. To a younger generation, Clancy is more familiar for his connection to video games. In 1996, Clancy co-founded video game development company Red Storm Entertainment, which, with the help of its eventual owner Ubisoft Entertainment, went on to release dozens of games, most notably the highly successful series Rainbow Six, Ghost Recon, and Splinter Cell. He was 66.
Most Watched on Vulture
Most Viewed Stories
Star Trek: Discovery Series Premiere Recap: Get Back in the Antiproton Chamber!
Star Trek: Discovery Is a Stirring, Rare Work of Science Fiction
HGTV Is a Never-ending Fantasy Loop. Look Deeper, and It Gets Pretty Ugly.
Before Coming Back to Will & Grace, Debra Messing Asked That Grace ‘Be a Feminist’
Trevor Noah’s Daily Show Producer Second-guessed Hiring Him When He Insisted Donald Trump Would Win the Election
What’s New on Netflix: September 2017
The Saddest Moment in Lady Gaga’s Netflix Doc Involves Taylor Kinney
The 100 Hardest Video-Game Bosses, Ranked
Ray Donovan Recap: Confessions
Rick and Morty Recap: A Trip to Froopyland
Latest News from VultureToday James Cameron Started Production on His 4 Avatar Sequels, Filmed One Right After the Other, With a Budget of $1 Billion
The final film in the series is currently scheduled to hit theaters in 2025.The Big Bang Theory Season Premiere Recap: He Put a Ring on It
Let the countdown to the Shamy wedding begin!The Real Housewives of Orange County Recap: Dodd Gets Frank
This episode tries to paint Kelly in a whole new light.Theater: An Ultra-Male, Female-Directed Clockwork Orange
Plus two more productions that look at “otherness.”Kyle MacLachlan Joins The House With a Clock In Its Walls, Which Sounds Like Twin Peaks…for Kids!
The original 1973 John Bellairs horror novel was illustrated by Edward Gorey, so the creepiness bar has been set very high.The It Sequel Will Arrive After Labor Day In 2019
New Line wants to recapture that dark magic.Transparent Recap: This Is Caring
Ali and Maura are off to Israel.Victoria & Abdul Bears a Passing Resemblance to a Good Movie — But Judi Dench Is Wonderful
Stephen Frears’s touch has gotten heavier and more dodderingly tasteful, but Judi Dench has held onto her magic.The Wait-and-See Problem With Young Sheldon and Me, Myself & I
This pair of new CBS sitcoms face similar obstacles.Super Size Me 2: You’ll Never Look at Chicken the Same Way Again
Morgan Spurlock’s follow-up follows suicidal chicken farmers, the machinations of Big Chicken, and the meaninglessness of labels like “cage-free.”
Director Matthew Vaughn worried America was too divided, and fragile, for the jokes.Star Trek: Discovery’s Solid Premiere Ratings Should Give Trekkies Hope the Series Will Live Long and Prosper
Nearly 10 million viewers caught the CBS preview of Star Trek: Discovery Sunday night.Oprah, Amy Sedaris, the Cast of Will & Grace, and More Stopped by Our Photo Studio at the Tribeca TV Festival
Check out all the photos.On Ununiform, Tricky Finds New Angles in Darkness
The trip-hop legend returns with a dense and dark new album.Get Ready for The Perfectionists, a Pretty Little Liars Spinoff on Freeform
Mona and Ali are back in the middle of another murder mystery.David Oyelowo and Moonlight Writer Tarell Alvin McCraney to Woo You With Live-Action Disney Musical
It’s Othello meets Cyrano de BergeracStephen King on His New Netflix Movies, It, and His Big Year
“It’s kind of a perfect storm, isn’t it?”Meet Vulture’s New Dancing With the Stars Recapper: Lisa Lampanelli
We gave her a questionnaire to prove her recapping bona fides.Radiorama Brings Futurama Back to Life in Podcast Form
This one-off podcast has many of the things that made Futurama so adored.HBO Orders an Armando Ianucci Comedy Pilot Set in Space, Where Everyone Can Hear You Swear
Think The Orville, but actually funny.