Best-selling author Vince Flynn has died at the age of 47 after losing a two-year battle with prostate cancer. Flynn 's works include a series of political thriller novels. 

Below is more information from the Associated Press:

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 3 metastatic prostate cancer.