Sir Terry Pratchett, author, dies aged 66

March 12, 2015 at 4:36 pm (Uncategorized)

Fantasy author Sir Terry Pratchett has died aged 66, having had Alzheimer’s disease for eight years. “The world has lost one of its brightest, sharpest minds,” said Larry Finlay of his publishing company, Transworld. Best known for the Discworld series, Sir Terry wrote more than 70 books over his lengthy career. He was first diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2007, but continued writing, completing his final book last summer. The author died at home “with his cat sleeping on his bed, surrounded by his family,” Mr Finlay said.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-31858156

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