Iconic author Tom Clancy has passed away at the age of 66.

According to “The New York Times,” the cause of death is not yet known, but Clancy, best known for his thrillers, died in a Baltimore hospital Tuesday night.

The iconic author wrote a number of novels which have been adapted for the big screen, including “The Hunt for Red October,” “Patriot Games,” “Clear and Present Danger” and “The Sum of All Fears.”

His next adaptation is “Jack Ryan: Shadow One,” which stars Chris Pine as the titular character, a CIA analyst who “uncovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy with a terrorist attack.”

The film also stars Keira Knightley, Kevin Coster and Kenneth Branagh, who is pulling double-duty as the movie’s director as well.

“Jack Ryan” hits theaters on Christmas Day, while his next book, “Command Authority,” is set to hit shelves on December 3.

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