Military and espionage novelist, Tom Clancy, passed away last night at a hospital in his home town of Baltimore, Md.
Over the years many of his works have seen big-screen adaptations, including The Hunt for Red October and 2002’s The Sum Of All Fears.
Tom Clancy was also an iconic name in the gaming industry. In 1996 the novelist co-founded Red Storm Entertainment before the studio was bought up by Ubisoft in 2000. The developer was best known for kick-starting the Rainbow Six franchise, its latest instalment -Patriots- still said to be in the works at Red Storm.
He also lent his name to a number of other series including H.A.W.X, Endwar, Ghost Recon, and of course, Splinter Cell, as well as upcoming MMO shooter, The Division.
It’s unclear as to whether Clancy’s death will have an impact on these series. Publisher Ubisoft has yet to comment on the writer’s tragic passing.
Source: New York Times