Sir Terry Pratchett, fantasy author and creator of the Discworld series, has died aged 66, eight years after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.
Pratchett wrote over 70 books, had his work translated into 37 languages and has sold over 70 million books in his 44 year career. Recently he campaigned for the legalisation of assisted suicide although he died naturally at his home, surrounded by his family with his cat sleeping on his bed.
His death was announced on his Twitter account with a tweet composed in capital letters – which was how the author portrayed the character of Death in his novels – read: “AT LAST, SIR TERRY, WE MUST WALK TOGETHER.”
A fundraising site set up in Sir Terry’s memory to raise money for a charity that cares for those with Alzheimer’s has already raised thousands of pounds.
Here’s my tribute.
RIP Terry Pratchett