Famous author Tom Clancy has died last night at the age of 66.
For the gaming community, Clancy's name can be seen on everything from the most recent Splinter Cell: Blacklist to the upcoming next-gen surprise of E3, The Division. Most notably though, Clancy created one of the great characters in espionage and action, Jack Ryan; soon to be portrayed by Chris Pine (Star Trek).
Ubisoft had this to say of Clancy on their Facebook page:
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.
So long sir. Thanks for everything.