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Tom Clancy of Rainbow Six and Ghost Recon fame dies at 66

By Shawn Knight
Oct 2, 2013
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  1. Best-selling author Tom Clancy died late Tuesday in a Baltimore hospital. The former insurance salesman rose to fame in the mid-1980s with his first published novel, The Hunt for Red October, and later went on to co-found video game developer...

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  2. OneSpeed

    OneSpeed TS Rookie Posts: 120   +24

    Read all his books, except the co-authored ones. RIP.
  3. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,346   +396

    His influence in media over the last 30 years was incredible. Books, movies, games - all huge sellers and an influence on our society. Safe travels Mr. Clancy and thanks for all the great reads!
  4. I've played all of Mr. Clancey's games, read his books and watched his movies. My favorites are the early Ghost Recon games, the Rainbow Six book, and the Splinter Cell games. He will be missed.
  5. treeski

    treeski TS Guru Posts: 875   +130

    Wow, that's awful.
  6. hitech0101

    hitech0101 TS Enthusiast Posts: 427   +19

    Didn't know these games were adaptations I have played ghost recon enjoyed it. R.I.P.
  7. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,068   +704

    At least the 2nd great thriller author to die this year. Vince Flynn passed away in June. I hope George RR Martin is paying attention and finishes up his work quickly.
  8. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 970   +84

    I think I tried a demo of Splinter Cell, and picked it up for Xbox. But it wasn't fully to my liking. I prefer shooting aliens over humans. But I definitely knew of and respected Tom Clancy, and I'm saddened by the news. He was still young.
  9. t3chn0vamp

    t3chn0vamp TS Booster Posts: 147   +19

  10. dennis777

    dennis777 TS Enthusiast Posts: 276   +29

    Another sad day for the gaming community... rainbow six... splinter cell T_T
    RIP
  11. Chase_Daddy

    Chase_Daddy TS Rookie

    When I was 10 years old I started playing Rainbow Six on the MSN Gaming Zone. By far one of the best first person shooter games ever developed... and fun as well
     


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