Writer Terry Pratchett Dies

    imageToday, March 12, 2015, the famous English writer Sir Terry Pratchett, best known for his flat-film satirical fantasy cycle, passed away. Its publisher said that the writer died in his house, surrounded by relatives and with a cat on the bed.
    At the end of 2007, a rare form of Alzheimer's was discovered in Pratchett, and in 2009 he wrote an open letter about euthanasia in the Daily Mail . Due to illness, in the last years of his life, Pratchett worked, dictating to his assistant Rob Wilkins or using speech recognition programs.

    The death of the writer was announced by publisher Larry Finlay :
    I was deeply saddened to learn that Sir Terry Pratchett died. The world has lost one of its brightest and sharpest minds.

    Terry enriched the planet with his books as few before him. Everyone who read his books knows that the “Flat World” was his means to ridicule the world of it: he did it so brilliantly, with great skill, great sense of humor and endless ingenuity.

    Terry met the disease (“inconvenience,” as he called it) face to face, publicly and boldly. In recent years, he was supported only by work. His legacy will be remembered for decades.

    In memory of Terry Pratchett, Just Giving created a donation page for the Research Institute for the Care of Older People, RICE.

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