According to the Baltimore Sun, author Tom Clancy passed away late Tuesday night at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Clancy, 66, died after a brief illness, and was the author of various books such as The Hunt for Red October, Red Tide Rising, and Patriot Games. Clancy was also a minority owner of the Baltimore Orioles. Without a doubt he’ll be more remembered for his books than for his stake in the O’s, as the native Marylander has famously written numerous best-sellers. Orioles’ majority owner Peter G. Angelos issued the following statement regarding Clancy:
“For decades, Tom Clancy entertained millions with his novels and enjoyed producing no fewer than seventeen best-sellers. He was an extraordinary storyteller who had an ability to keep readers on the edge of their seats. His passion for the military was evident in his efforts to ensure that the men and women who serve our country were properly recognized for their service and commitment.
While he achieved international acclaim as a celebrated author, Tom, a proud Baltimorean, was a devoted Marylander, a treasured friend, and a valued partner and advisor in the Orioles ownership group. He was a regular presence at Oriole Park and enjoyed talking about baseball, the ballclub and its operations.
We are deeply saddened by Tom’s passing. He will be missed but long remembered.
On behalf of the Orioles, we extend our sympathies to his family.”
We at Birds Watcher echo Mr. Angelos’ sentiments. On behalf of our entire staff and on behalf of the Fansided Network, deepest of condolences to all those who knew and loved Mr. Clancy.
Please note that today was to be the release of Birds Watchers’ season recap, however we felt that this took precedence. The 2014 Baltimore Orioles’ season recap will run tomorrow morning.