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Washington (AFP) – Tom Clancy, the U.S. author of a string of best-selling spy and military thrillers, has died, the New York Times reported Wednesday. He was 66.

His long list of novels — several of which became Hollywood movies — included “The Hunt for Red October,” “Patriot Games” and “Clear and Present Danger.”

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