Renowned best-selling author, Sir Terry Pratchett, has passed away at the age of 66 in result of his public struggle with Al zheimer’s disease. The news of Pratchett’s death was announced via twitter soon after 3pm. The tweets stated that “AT LAST, SIR TERRY, WE MUST WALK TOGETHER.” It said that “Terry took Death’s arm and followed him through the doors and on to the black desert under the endless night.” “The End.”
Meanwhile, Terry’s daughter, Rhianna, also wrote on twitter that “many thanks for all the kind words about my dad. Those last few tweets were sent with shaking hands and tear-filled eyes.” Whereas Terry’s publisher, Larry Finlay, claimed to be “deeply saddened” by the loss of one of the world’s “brightest, sharpest minds”. Managing director at Transworld Publishers, Mr Finlay, stated that Sir Terry “passed away in his home, with his cat sleeping on his bed, surrounded by his family.” He alleged that “in over 70 books, Terry enriched the planet like few before him. As all who read him know, Discworld was his vehicle to satirise this world; he did so brilliantly, with great skill, enormous humour and constant invention.”
Mr Finlay alleged that “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.” He added that “my sympathies go out to Terry’s wife Lyn, their daughter Rhianna, to his close friend Rob Wilkins, and to all closest to him.”
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