It comes as a shock to all of us, Tributes have been pouring in from friends, fellow authors and fans of the American novelist Tom Clancy . Dead at 66, Twitter has been flooded with mourners and well-wishers.
Fellow writer Jackie Collins wrote: “RIP Tom Clancy. A great storyteller”
He wrote a series of detailed military thrillers, set around the time of the Cold War, many of which were turned into successful films.
Actors Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck have all played his most famous character Jack Ryan.
Clancy later co-founded computer games developer Red Storm Entertainment and a number of popular titles continue to bear his name including the Splinter Cell and Rainbow Six series.
Ubisoft, which later bought Red Storm, paid tribute to the author. A statement on the company’s Facebook page said: “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.”
We salute the great Storyteller :/ It is indeed a great lot loss to all of us.