Sunday, March 15, 2015

A Tributes To Best Selling Author Sir Terry Pratchett

British fantasy author Sir Terry Pratchett has died aged 66 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease, his publisher said today.

He sold more than 85million books worldwide in 37 languages, but also waged a very public struggle with Alzheimer's disease in recent years - and was a vocal campaigner of the right to die.

The author was best known for his satirical fantasy novels set in Discworld, a flat planet resting on the back of four elephants, themselves perched on the back of a vast turtle moving through space. His death was 'entirely natural and unassisted', it was reported tonight.

Prime Minister David Cameron said he was 'sad to hear' of the writer's death, adding: 'His books fired the imagination of millions and he fearlessly campaigned for dementia awareness.'

Fantasy author: Sir Terry Pratchett (pictured) has died aged 66 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.

Couple: Sir Terry with his wife Lyn at the world premiere of his TV film Hogfather in London's Mayfair in 2006.

Popular: One of Sir Terry's most famous books was Going Postal, which was turned into a TV series in 2010.

Family: Best-selling author Sir Terry is pictured at home with his daughter Rhianna in 1998.

Honour: Sir Terry, pictured right after he was knighted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace six years ago.

Announcement: Sir Terry's thousands of fans on Twitter were alerted to the news of his death by a series of messages, finishing with: 'The End'. The character of 'death' always speaks in capitals in the Discworld series.

'Rest in peace': Penguin Books mourned the loss of one of the 'brightest, sharpest minds' in the world.

With the former PM: Sir Terry (left) talks to Gordon Brown (right) and Sir David Attenborough (2nd left) in 2009.

Visit: Sir Terry in 2010 in Kingwell Rise, the small Somerset town, which has Discworld-inspired road names in keeping with the town's official twinning with the fictional city of Ankh-Morpork.

Royal appointment: Sir Terry is knighted by The Queen at Buckingham Palace in February 2009.

At home: Sir Terry, who has died aged 66, is pictured in his study. His family moved to their £1.5million country manor house in Broad Chalke, Wiltshire, in 1993 and it remained their base.


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