Friday, March 13, 2015

Discworld Series author Terry Pratchett died at age 66

A great novelist Mr. Terry Pratchett has died at the age of 66. He was the author and creator of the Discworld series. Terry made history in writing the books.

Terry had died on Thursday at his home near Salisbury, England after the eight years diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.   

Mr. Terry’s death was announced on his twitter account Thursday afternoon by Rhianna saying "Many thanks for all the kind words about my dad. Those last few tweets were sent with shaking hands and tear-filled eyes."

Terry had written more than 70 books in his entire career and he finished his final book last summer. He "enriched the planet like few before him" and through Discworld satirised the world "with great skill, enormous humour and constant invention," said Mr Finlay.  

"The world has lost one of its brightest, sharpest minds," said Larry Finlay of his publishers Transworld. 

His friend Neil Gaiman paid tribute to him with writing on his website "There was nobody like him. I was fortunate to have written a book with him, when we were younger, which taught me so much."  

Terry Pratchett survived his wife Lyn and daughter Rhianna. Our thoughts and feelings are with his family in this difficult time.

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