Author Tom Clancy Dead at Age 66

Bestselling author of 'The Hunt for Red October' died at Johns Hopkins Hospital after a brief illnes
1:20 | 10/02/13

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And also in the news right back here at home tonight, one of the kings of thall american thriller, novelist tom clancy has died. He was just 66. Presidents admired his work, and actors lined up to play one of his action heros for the thinking man. Abc's paula faris remembers.0-÷ Reporter: He was the jk ROLLING OF THE MILITARyL6K Tom clancy's 25 novels included more than a dozen number one best sellers. And hollywood blockbuster. Tom clancy was selling insurance in baltimore when he wrote his first novel about a soviet subcommander defecting to the west. A great day, comrades. We sail into history. Reporter: Ronald reagan called it my kind of yarn, a that helped propel him to the best sellers list. He was as military as us. There is no truer represent than the people who are sent into the field to fight for it. Tom clancy was 66 years old. Paula faris, abc news, new york.

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