Best-selling author Vince Flynn dies at age 47
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - June 19, 2013 (WPVI) -- Vince Flynn, a best-selling author of political thriller novels, has died at age 47 after a two-year battle with prostate cancer.
A statement from Flynn's publisher, Simon & Schuster, Inc., said he died Wednesday.
Flynn self-published his first book, "Term Limits," in 1997 before landing a publishing deal. "Term Limits" became a New York Times bestseller. Most of his books centered on the character Mitch Rapp, a counterterrorism operative.
He averaged a book a year.
Flynn announced in 2011 that he had been diagnosed with stage three metastatic prostate cancer.
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