Author Terry Pratchett has died today, March 12th 2015, his publishers Transworld have confirmed.
Larry Finlay, MD at Transworld Publishers issued the following statement:
"I was deeply saddened to learn that Sir Terry Pratchett has died. The world has lost one of its brightest, sharpest minds. In over 70 books, Terry enriched the planet like few before him. As all who read him know, Discworld was his vehicle to satirize this world: he did so brilliantly, with great skill, enormous humour and constant invention.
"Terry faced his Alzheimer's disease (an 'embuggerance', as he called it) publicly and bravely. Over the last few years, it was his writing that sustained him. His legacy will endure for decades to come.
"My sympathies go out to Terry's wife Lyn, their daughter Rhianna, to his close friend Rob Wilkins, and to all closest to him."
The statement went on to say that Sir Terry Pratchett passed away with his cat sleeping on his bed, surrounded by family.The world famous author was diagnosed with Posterior Cortical Atrophy, a form of Alzheimer ’s disease in 2007. He is best known for his DISCWORLD series. The last book in the series, a Tiffany Aching adventure called THE SHEPHERD’S CROWN, was completed in the summer of 2014 and will be released in the autumn of 2015.
A Just Giving page donating to the Research Institute for the Care of Older People (RICE) has been set up in his memory at www.justgiving.com/Terry-Pratchett.
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