Tom Clancy passes away at 66

Best-selling author Tom Clancy passed away last night in a Baltimore hospital at age 66, The New York Times confirmed via Twitter. No cause of death has been reported at this time.

Clancy penned many military-themed novels, several adapted to video games including the popular Rainbow Six, Ghost Recon and Splinter Cell series. He co-founded Red Storm Entertainment in 1996, which was later purchased by Ubisoft in August 2000.

The latest game to feature the author's name is Tom Clancy's: The Division, which is slated to launch in late 2014.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.