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An Ode To An Icon: Author Sir Terry Pratchett Dies At 66

Mairéad Scahill | PopWrapped Author

Mairéad Scahill

03/16/2015 4:08 pm
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An Ode To An Icon: Author Sir Terry Pratchett Dies At 66 | Terry Pratchett
Media Courtesy of Telegraph UK
Yesterday (March 12), we lost a legend. An outcry of mourning has passed through the internet, as beloved science fiction and fantasy author Sir Terry Pratchett has died. The renowned author of Discworld and Good Omens reportedly passed away yesterday, surrounded by his family and loved ones, at the age of 66. The author publicly acknowledged his battle with Alzheimer’s disease. A statement was released by Transworld and BBC publisher Larry Finlay: “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.” Finlay went on to state: “The world has lost one of its brightest and sharpest minds.” Any fan of his work will attest to that fact, as his novels touched the hearts and engaged the minds of so many people. Even though he has left this earthly plane, his legacy will live on in the words he so carefully chose to describe, the worlds that so many people’s minds choose to explore with a sense of intrigue and wonder. Celebrities also took to their online platforms to express their shock and sadness at the loss of a talented and creative man. Neil Gaiman, famed author of American Gods and co-writer of Pratchett’s Good Omens said: “There was nobody like him. I was fortunate to have written a book with him, when we were younger, which taught me so much. […] I will miss you Terry, so much.” We will miss you, Terry. Sir Terry Pratchett has left behind his wife, Lyn, and daughter Rhianna. So PopWrappers, how many of you were a fan of Pratchett’s work? And how are you taking the news? Let us know.

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