Updated 2:11 p.m. ET
Stars are speaking out aboutfollowing the news of the best-selling author's death on Tuesday.
Among them was Alec Baldwin, who starred in the 1990"The Hunt for the Red October."
General Colin Powell released the following statement: "I lost a dear friend today and the world lost a great author. Tom Clancy captivated millions of people around the world with the exploits of CIA agent Jack Ryan. He amazed us with his in-depth knowledge of military and intelligence matters. I became friends with Tom in 1988 shortly after he exploded onto the literary scene. I enjoyed all of his books, but had a special feeling for "Clear and Present Danger" because he says in the acknowledgement in the book that he got the idea from conversations we had. I will miss him and offer condolences to his family."
See what others had to say about the late novelist:
Rest in peace the great writer Tom Clancy. A real gentleman of the old school.-- ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) October 2, 2013
RIP #TomClancy. You were a one-of-a-kind. The many adventures of Jack Ryan clutter my bookshelves. We will miss you.-- Josh Gad (@joshgad) October 2, 2013
"Nothing is as real as a dream. The world can change around you, but your dream will not."-Tom Clancy http://t.co/hvs3qTgpfk-- Ann Curry (@AnnCurry) October 2, 2013
#RIP Tom Clancy, you taught dads everywhere how to read-- Brian Gaar (@briangaar) October 2, 2013
Sorry to learn of the passing of Tom Clancy. Intv'd him when The Hunt for Red October was 1st written. He was a great writer& a terrific guy— Larry King (@kingsthings) October 2, 2013
"Blue Eagle is down! BLUE EAGLE IS DOWN! Echo 6, take the shot!" -- from Tom Clancy's eulogy, probably— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) October 2, 2013
Sorry if I offended anyone with my Tom Clancy Tweet. I sincerely hope he's in a better [REDACTED]— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) October 2, 2013