The Baltimore Sun reports the writer, best known for his espionage and military thrillers, died Tuesday at Johns Hopkins Hospital after a brief illness. He was 66.
Clancy owned a home on King George Street in downtown Annapolis, according to the Maryland Office of Tourism. The home was just down the street from the U.S. Naval Academy, a site which dovetailed into his personal and professional interests.
Fans of Clancy's books know that he created Jack Ryan, a fictional Baltimore-born CIA agent. Some of his Ryan books have been adapted into iconic films, including "Patriot Games," "The Sum of All Fears" and "The Hunt for Red October," starring actors including Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck.