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NEW YORK (AP) — Clive Cussler, the million-selling adventure writer and real-life thrill-seeker who wove personal details and spectacular fantasies into his page-turning novels about underwater explorer Dirk Pitt, has died, his publisher said Wednesday.

Cussler dispatched Pitt and pal Al Giordino on exotic missions highlighted by shipwrecks, treachery, espionage and beautiful women, in popular works including “Cyclops,” “Night Probe!” and his commercial breakthrough, “Raise the Titanic!”

The article goes on to state the following:

Cussler was an Illinois native who was raised in Southern California and lived in Arizona for most of his final years, but he sent Pitt around the globe in plots that ranged from the bold to the incredible. “The Treasure” features an aspiring Aztec despot who murders an American envoy, the hijacking of a plane carrying the United Nations secretary-general and soldiers from ancient Rome looting the Library of Alexandria. In “Iceberg,” the presidents of French Guiana and the Dominican Republic are the ones in danger, during a visit to Disneyland. In “Sahara,” a race across the desert somehow leads to new information about the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

Cussler passed away at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona, on Monday, according to Alexis Welby, spokeswoman for publisher Penguin Random House.

“It is with a heavy heart that I share the sad news that my husband Clive passed away Mon. It has been a privilege to share in his life. I want to thank you his fans & friends for all the support. He was the kindest most gentle man I ever met. I know, his adventures will continue,” his wife wrote on his official Twitter page.

The cause of the 88-year-old’s death was not disclosed.

“We lost a literary icon, a true lion of adventure fiction—and a personal inspiration of mine. I’ve mentioned Clive Cussler at every signing as one of the reasons I write today,” author James Rollins tweeted.

Seth Haber, Founder,CEO of Trek Light Gear, wrote a touching series of tweets about Cussler.

1/ I just learned that Clive Cussler (@cusslerOFFICIAL) passed & it’s brought back a flood of memories so I want to share a story with you all. When I was in 5th grade my grandfather gave me the book Treasure. It was EVERYTHING to me: adventure, mystery, exploration. I was hooked

2/ I dove into everything he had written. If you saw me anywhere, chances are I had a giant Clive Cussler book along with me. It just so happened that during this time my teacher gave us a class project: write a letter to your favorite living author. My choice was easy.

3/ So I wrote Clive a letter. I told him that I loved his stories & that I wanted to be a writer someday. I also apparently asked some weird kid-interview questions like “Are you married?” and specifically requested that he reply in his own handwriting & not w/ a typewriter. Hmm.

4/ A few weeks later a letter showed up in the mail. He had written back! Almost no one in the class had gotten a response and here I was with a handwritten reply and a photo from my favorite author.

“Clive Cussler’s novels were almost always best sellers, and, oh yeah, he discovered dozens of shipwrecks,” Vulture tweeted.

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