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Title: Sir Terry Pratchett (1948 - 2015)
Post by: MuffyBee on March 12, 2015, 02:53:58 PM
http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2015/03/12/terry-pratchett-author-discworld-series-dead-at-66/
Terry Pratchett, author of 'Discworld' series, dead at 66
March 12, 2015

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This is a Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010 file photo of British author Terry Pratchett seen at the Conservative party conference in Birmingham, England. Pratchett, creator of the Discworld series, died Thursday March 12, 2015 aged 66. (A2010)

Fantasy writer Terry Pratchett, creator of the exuberant, satirical "Discworld" series and author of more than 70 books, has died. He was 66.

Pratchett, who suffered from a rare form of early onset Alzheimer's disease, had earned wide respect in Britain and beyond with his dignified campaign for the right of critically ill patients to choose assisted suicide.

Transworld Publishers said Pratchett died Thursday at his home, "with his cat sleeping on his bed surrounded by his family." The firm said he died of natural causes, from a chest infection combined with the worsening effects of his dementia.

Transworld's managing director Larry Finlay said "the world has lost one of its brightest, sharpest minds."

Prime Minister David Cameron said "his books fired the imagination of millions and he fearlessly campaigned for dementia awareness."

Pratchett's death was also announced on his Twitter account, with a series of tweets that began: "AT LAST, SIR TERRY, WE MUST WALK TOGETHER."

It continued: "Terry took Death's arm and followed him through the doors and on to the black desert under the endless night."

"The End."

Pratchett's ability to write and speak had deteriorated in recent years as the disease progressed. But with his characteristic black fedora and neatly trimmed white beard he remained a familiar figure in the public eye.

Transworld said Pratchett completed his final book, "The Shepherd's Crown," in the summer of 2014. It is due to be published later this year.

Pratchett was best known for "Discworld," a series of more than 40 comic novels set in a teeming fantasy world.
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Title: Re: Sir Terry Pratchett (1948 - 2015)
Post by: MuffyBee on March 12, 2015, 03:06:26 PM
http://www.outlookindia.com/blogs/post/Sir-Terry-Pratchett-19482015-20-Quotable-Quotes/3509/12
Sir Terry Pratchett (1948 -2015) 20 Quotable Quotes
March 12, 2015

 http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/terry-pratchett-top-ten-quotes-5321381
Terry Pratchett: Top ten quotes from best-selling author
March 12, 2015


Title: Re: Sir Terry Pratchett (1948 - 2015)
Post by: MuffyBee on March 12, 2015, 06:11:03 PM
http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/terry-pratchett-took-deaths-arm-5323400
Terry Pratchett 'took Death's arm and followed him through the door' as the best-selling author dies
March 12, 2015



Title: Re: Sir Terry Pratchett (1948 - 2015)
Post by: MuffyBee on March 14, 2015, 08:39:57 AM
"No one is actually dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away. ~ Terry Pratchett