Vince Flynn dies at 47

Vince Flynn dies at 47

Best-selling Minnesota author Vince Flynn died earlier this morning at United Hospital in St. Paul after a long battle with prostate cancer, WCCO reports. He was 47.

During his 16-year career, Flynn authored more than a dozen political thriller novels, including the Mitch Rapp series. He was an outspoken conservative and frequently appeared on Glenn Beck's Fox News show. He graduated from St. Thomas and worked as a bartender at Tiff's, Plums, and O'Gara's while working on his first book.

Flynn announced he had Stage III prostate cancer in a fan newsletter in early 2011, but said he was feeling better and on the road to recovery during an appearance on Dan Barreiro's KFAN radio show earlier this year.

He leaves behind a wife and three children.

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