Writer Tom Clancy signing autographs of his book 'Red Rabbit' in August of 2002, in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Robert Mora/Getty Images)
Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- Reports say that best-selling Author of military thrillers, Tom Clancy, died Tuesday night.
According to The New York Times and Publisher's Weekly, Clancy passed away at a hospital in Baltimore, MD Tuesday night.
Author of the popular military thriller "Jack Ryan" series, along with titles like Clear And Present Danger, and The Hunt For Red October that also became a major motion picture.
In addition, Clancy was co-creator of a video game company that produced the hugely successful game series Rainbow Six, Ghost Recon, and Splinter Cell.