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Author, Orioles Part-owner Tom Clancy Dies At 66

October 2, 2013

Best-selling author Tom Clancy, who held a minority ownership in the Orioles, died Oct. 1 at age 66.

Clancy, a lifelong Marylander, is best known for his military thriller novels, such as Clear and Present Danger, The Hunt for Red October and Patriot Games.

Clancy was part of an investment group led by Peter Angelos that purchased the Orioles in 1993. Although Clancy didn't play a prominent role in the day-to-day operations of the team, he remained involved with the Orioles. In 2013, he held the title of vice chairman of community projects and public affairs.

Clancy was born and raised in Baltimore and was a graduate of Loyola College (now Loyola University). He later moved to Calvert County.

"For decades, Tom Clancy entertained millions with his novels and enjoyed producing no fewer than seventeen best-sellers," Angelos said in a statement. "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."