He will be missed. His books are always enjoyable. The Hunt For Red October was the first I read, and I loved it. I was just a schoolgirl. While my peers were reading Sweet Valley High, I was reading military thrillers. Not much has changed - only now they're reading Fifty Shades of Awful and I'm still reading military thrillers. Heh.
Hail and farewell to Tom Clancy. Shall we maybe as a tribute re-watch the 1990 movie of the Red October book? The cast includes the incomparable Sean Connery, James Earl Jones, Sam Neill, and - surprisingly - Tim Curry in a serious role. It's one of the last Cold War movies made, and it's a lot of fun.