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Terry Pratchett Dead - 'Discworld' Author Passes Away After Battling Alzheimer's Disease

Terry Pratchett Dead - 'Discworld' Author Passes Away After Battling Alzheimer's Disease

Fantasy writer Terry Pratchett, author of the popular “Discworld” series, has passed away at the age of 66.

The announcement was made on his Twitter account, which he shares with Rob Wilkins.

“I was deeply saddened to learn that Sir Terry Pratchett has died. The world has lost one of its brightest, sharpest minds,” a press release from Larry Finlay at Transworld Publishers read. “Terry faced his Alzheimer’s disease (an ‘embuggerance’, as he called it) publicly and bravely. Over the last few years, it was his writing that sustained him. His legacy will endure for decades to come.”

Terry passed away in his home, with his cat sleeping on his bed surrounded by his family on 12th March 2015. Diagnosed with PCA1 in 2007, he battled the progressive disease with his trademark determination and creativity, and continued to write. He completed his last book, a new Discworld novel, in the summer of 2014, before succumbing to the final stages of the disease,” the press release added.

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  • tia maria

    RIP Terry Pratchett

  • Fabian

    RIP Sir Pratchett.

    “The whole of life is just like watching a film. Only it’s as though you always get in ten minutes after the big picture has started, and no-one will tell you the plot, so you have to work it out all yourself from the clues. ”

    (from Moving Pictures)