Tom Clancy: 1947-2013

Tom Clancy was one of the first wave of popular authors to translate literary success to other formats

One of the world's best-selling authors, the American writer Tom Clancy, has died at the age of 66.

He was made famous by books including The Hunt for Red October and Patriot Games, and was among the first wave of popular writers to translate literary success into other formats, from video games to Hollywood blockbusters.

I took a look back at his career.

Will Gompertz Article written by Will Gompertz Will Gompertz Arts editor

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