Tom Clancy passes away, Ubisoft promises to 'carry on legacy'

Best-selling author Tom Clancy has passed away at the age of 66. His first novel, The Hunt for Red October, launched a career that would eventually...

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Best-selling author Tom Clancy has passed away at the age of 66. His first novel, The Hunt for Red October, launched a career that would eventually encompass movie and video game franchises.

Ubisoft, who licenses the Tom Clancy name for a number of their most popular franchises, issued a statement. "We are saddened to learn of Tom Clancy's passing and our condolences go out to his family," they said on Facebook. "Tom Clancy was an extraordinary author with a gift for creating detailed, engrossing fictional stories that captivated audiences around the world."

The company still plans on using the Tom Clancy name for future projects. The next major release to bear Clancy's name is The Division.

"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," the company added.

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    October 2, 2013 9:30 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Tom Clancy passes away, Ubisoft promises to 'carry on legacy'.

    Best-selling author Tom Clancy has passed away at the age of 66. His first novel, The Hunt for Red October, launched a career that would eventually...

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      October 2, 2013 9:35 AM

      Why does that image look like a cg render of Clancy? weird.

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      October 2, 2013 9:45 AM

      The shock to me is not that he's dead, but that he actually existed in the first place.

      I always thought of Tom Clancy as a brand of video games rather than a real person.

      When I read, "We are saddened to learn of Tom Clancy's passing" I instinctively interpreted "Tom Clancy's Passing" as being a new game.

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        October 2, 2013 12:10 PM

        After he got into stuff like investments in sports teams you saw more and more co-authored works. By the time of Rainbow Six he was doing more branded titles than anything else (not to mention heavy use of ghost writers for scripts and spin-offs). The Clark/Ryan books were his though and most of those are good reads.

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        October 2, 2013 6:10 PM

        Excuse me for saying this but, you're an idiot. First for thinking that, and second for admitting it in a public forum. Does that come as a shock?

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          October 2, 2013 6:12 PM

          That seems unnecessary. For a lot of people, his name is most recognizable as being in front of a tactical shooter.

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      October 2, 2013 9:45 AM

      Sorry to see Tom go. His work was the kind that creates truly detailed worlds and sucks you into them. We don't see enough works that are so engrossing these days.

      Andrew posted this in the future - 4:30pm PDT! My bet is the time was so that the story stayed at the top. Remember, "The Russians don't take a dump without a plan." !

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      October 2, 2013 9:50 AM

      Well they do own his name. Their Clancy games now are a shadow of their former glory when he was really involved.

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      October 2, 2013 11:38 AM

      Would still like a Rainbow Six movie.

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      October 2, 2013 11:46 AM

      Tom Clancy passes away, Ubisoft promises to 'rape his legacy for every single Euro that will be yielded up by his stiffening but still warm corpse'

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        October 2, 2013 6:11 PM

        The real kicker is that they will be making more money now that he has passed. RIP Tom Clancy

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          October 2, 2013 6:35 PM

          They bought the license to use his name years ago. This changes nothing at all.

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      October 2, 2013 6:34 PM

      I wonder if EA will continue the Madden name after he goes.

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