Author Sir Terry Pratchett dies aged 66

I don’t normally post about news here, but feel compelled to this afternoon.

I’ve just found out through the BBC Breaking News service that renowned fantasy author Sir Terry Pratchett, has died aged 66. You can read the breaking news story on the BBC website here.

Terry Pratchett delighted millions of fantasy readers around the world with his clinical observation and clever Discworld parodies of real world themes. His inimitable style will be sorely missed.

“The world has lost one of its brightest, sharpest minds,” Transworld Publishers’ Larry Finlay.

He was also an inspiration to many writers out there — aspiring and successful — myself included.

Here’s a final tweet from Terry Pratchett’s official twitter account following the announcement of his death this afternoon:

I could go on and on, but don’t want to labour the point here… I just felt compelled to post something after hearing the news, and to wish Terry’s family and friends every sympathy in their loss.


Terry Pratchett, RIP!

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