Description:Tom Clancy, bestselling author of crime fiction and military thrillers, died last night in a hospital in Baltimore at the age of 66.
Ivan Held, the president of Putnam Books, Clancy's publisher, confirmed his death to the New York Times and told them that Clancy "was a thrill to work with."
Clancy was born in Baltimore, Maryland on April 12, 1947. He is the author of the popular Jack Ryan series, among many others. His novels have repeatedly been #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list, and(1:26)