Tom Clancy dies aged 66
Bestselling US author Tom Clancy has died at the age of 66. Tom Clancy was made famous in 1984 for his book “The Hunt for Red October”. He was also well known for his work on video game franchises such as Rainbow Six and Ghost Recon.
Tom Clancy entered the video game world in 1996 with him and Doug Littlejohns founding Red Storm Entertainment. Red Storm Entertainment developed games based on Tom Clancy’s work which include Tom Clancy’s Polika, Rainbow Six. However in 2000 Ubisoft bought the studio and renamed it Ubisoft Red Storm. The purchase of the studio didn’t change the studios focus on Tom Clancy games with the Ghost Recon series and other Tom Clancy games still developed by the studio.
Ubisoft paid tribute to Tom Clancy earlier today via the Ubisoft Facebook page. The tribute said the following:
We are saddened to learn of Tom Clancy’s passing and our condolences go out to his family. Tom Clancy was an extraordinary author with a gift for creating detailed, engrossing fictional stories that captivated audiences around the world.
The teams at Ubisoft, especially at the Red Storm studio, are incredibly grateful to have collaborated with and learned from him, and we are humbled by the opportunity to carry on part of his legacy through our properties that bear his name.
Tom Clancy’s name will live on in the video game and various other forms of media with new games baring the title “Tom Clancy’s”.