Tom Clancy Dies Aged 66, Ubisoft Expresses Sadness at Passing

Richard Walker

Tom Clancy, the renowned, legendary author of innumerable military novels including Hunt for Red October and Patriot Games, and the brand name for a whole range of Ubisoft games has died today, aged 66. In response to the news of Clancy's passing, Ubisoft has expressed its sadness, posting the following statement on Facebook.

"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."

Ubisoft will continue to publish its stable of games bearing the Tom Clancy name, with Splinter Cell: Blacklist being the last game to launch under the label. Forthcoming Tom Clancy titles include The Division, set to launch for next-gen consoles in 2014.

  • He was a great story teller. He will be missed
  • R.I.P.
  • 21 gun salute from the ghosts
  • loved his books and his games....R.I.P mr clancy *saluts*
  • Loved his books. Patriot Games was so much better than the film. RIP
  • My love of the military/espionage genre was started by Mr. Tom Clancy, with my first book being The Hunt for Red October. I subsequently ended up playing the Commodore 64 and Amiga videogame versions, which was my first of a long list of Clancy games that I would end up playing on PC/game consoles. With the plethora of military fiction writers out there, Mr. Clancy will be very much missed. He brought something to the genre that most others only were able to accomplish. R.I.P.
  • That really does suck, the Splintercell and Ghost Recon franchises are fantastic. RIP
  • The testament of Tom Clancy cannot be rivalled, I'll miss him and his unique sense. A lot of the quest for knowledge and truth comes from him. R.I.P Tom Clancy.
  • What a sad day i really love the Splinter Cell series, now without him its not going to be the same..., my condolence to their families, friends and fans of his work R.I.P.
  • sum of all fears was my first ever game to complete R.I.P. Mr Clancy
  • That's sad, and I was just getting it Tom Clancy's games.
  • May his name live forever in the future of Redstorm and Ubisoft
  • Rainbow 6... forever
  • Rest in peace
  • One of the greatest authors.
  • RIP tom, may your name live forever
  • that sucks my dad loves his Splinter Cell games
  • In Memoriam of this irrefutably epic author, I will buy some of the games he's associated with. God did just get on HELL of a storyteller
  • No waaay... And only in his 60's? Man this is so sad, that man made so many good stories. =( RIP Tom Clancy.
  • Such a captivating storyteller, another great author leaves this world. He will truly be missed...
  • You will be missed.
  • RIP, To young.
  • RIP to a genuine Legend
  • He was one of my favorite writers. :(
  • R.I.P to a legend :(
  • RIP , You will be mised
  • RIP Tom. 66 is still too young to go. Also an RIP to the President of Nintendo who died this week at age 85. A couple of massive influences on modern gaming and storytelling. They'll be missed.
  • Mr. Clancy, We will miss you from here. Your books and games are incredible. R.I.P. "Gone, but not forgotten".
  • Damn, this is terrible news. I loved the stories he wrote. He was a legend and will be remembered through the impact he had on the military genre of novels. Rest in peace, Mr. Clancy.
  • Terrible news this morning with the passing of Tom Clancy. His books played a small role in my joining the military. While I didn't play the games, I loved his books. He will be sorely missed.
  • He was a legend plain and simple Rip in Mr. Clancy no one will ever be able to live up to your skills in what you you could do in writing.
  • RIP buddy...
  • RIP sir.
  • R.I.P to a fantastic author and one the best military minds in the fiction world of gaming also splinter cell RV and ghost recon would never have seen daylight if not for this guy will be sorely missed
  • RIP
  • He would have liked to have seen...Montana... RIP
  • he did great things in such a short life, his influence opened the door to alot of new ideas. thanks Clancy
  • Tom Clancy, most of us didn,t know him personaly, but we all know him from his works like the books he wrote and his co-work with Ubisoft for games like Splinter Cell, Rainbow Six, Ghost Recon ect. He past on, and may the mists of time fade away the memories of the man himself, his works will carry on his legacy,making sure he never will be forgoten. Rest In Peace Mister Tom Clancy.
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