So, I’ve got some sad news for you today. Fantasy author Sir Terry Pratchett, creator of the famous “Discworld” series, has died aged 66, having had Alzheimer’s disease for eight years. He’s loved by millions of fans worldwide for writing more than 70 books over his outstanding career. He once said: “Knowing that you are going to die is, I suspect, the beginning of wisdom.”
“Terry passed away in his home, with his cat sleeping on his bed surrounded by his family on 12th March 2015. Diagnosed with Posterior cortical atrophy 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.”
So I guess it’s high time to finally finish the “Discworld” series, which started in 1983. You know, about that flat world perched on the backs of four elephants which, in turn, stand on the back of a giant turtle. “Don’t think of it as dying,” said Death. “Just think of it as leaving early to avoid the rush.” You will be misses, Terry. You will be missed.
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