#1
Sadly Terry Pratchett, author of the Discworld novels, died today aged only 66 after a long battle with Alzheimers.

Pretty sad and he was a really imaginative and funny novelist so he will be missed.

Death announced his passing on his twitter account also:

Last edited by EndTheRapture51 at Mar 12, 2015,
#2
RIP


Someone gave me Wintersmith for my birthday a long time ago and it opened up a whole new genre for me. I've never read anything else by him although I really enjoyed that book.
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#3
Shit.

RIP Terry, thanks for the books
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#4
I really enjoyed reading some of the discworld novels when I was a young teenager. RIP
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You can die from Alzheimer's? Serious question.


It seems fairly complicated and is mainly due to other health problems.

What is likely to cause the person's eventual death?

The life expectancy of a person with dementia is unpredictable, and the disease can progress for up to around 10 years. It is estimated that a third of people with dementia at any one time will be in the later stages of the disease. Although dementia is a life-shortening illness, another condition or illness (such as pneumonia – an infection in the lung) may actually cause a person's death. This other condition or illness will most likely be listed as the cause on the person's death certificate. Pneumonia is listed as the ultimate cause of death in up to two-thirds of people with dementia.
The person's ability to cope with infections and other physical problems will be impaired due to the progression of the disease, and the person may die because of a clot on the lung or a heart attack. However, in some people no specific cause of death is found, other than dementia. If the person is over 70, ageing may also be given as a contributing factor. Alternatively, the death of a person with dementia could be caused by a condition that is completely unrelated to their dementia.
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You can die from Alzheimer's? Serious question.

Yes, it's a degenerative disease.

I've never been a big fan, but I respect the hell out of him. RIP.
#8
Ah this is sad
Was never a massive fan of his books, but a good writer and great mind. RIP
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Oh wow
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Absolutely devastated, he's been my favourite author for over 15 years now, and his books had a huge impact on my sense of humour.

RIP Terry
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#13
I've only read Good Omens and two of the Long Earth novels, but I can already tell that me and his work are going to get along well.

RIP in peace.
#14
RIP, will be missed by many, such a wonderful, creative and thoughtful man. Discworld series was a big part of my childhood.

It is a shame also as he was a big campaigner for assisted suicide here in the UK, hopefully someone will pick up his mantle.
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Absolutely devastated, he's been my favourite author for over 15 years now, and his books had a huge impact on my sense of humour.

RIP Terry


This post word for word sums up my feelings this day.

RIP to one of the greatest authors of the modern age.
#16
Me and my dad are both sad about this, fantastic author. Will be missed.

RIP Terry.
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#17
The Discworld novels I've read were absolutely brilliant. I still have so many to read...

RIP
#18


great author, great person, will be missed. At least he's at peace now, I heard that he really wasn't happy trying to cope with Alzheimer's

I read some of his books when I was 11-12, I was a bit too young to fully appreciate them. When I finish the book I'm reading atm, I'll go home and pick them up, and try reading them again
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been trying to get up to date with discworld and started reading wyrd sisters the other day.


people dying is usually nbd to me but this is one of the very few that bums me out, even though I knew it was coming.
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#20
I'm retaking the class where I first read him and I'll be there today. My professor will be devastated.

He was a really great author. I heard he died at home with his family, so there's that.
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#21
I just saw thisand was about to make a thread.

So sad. Discworld and Carpet People were awesome.

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Would seriously recommend this book to anyone who's a fan. A real insight into the man behind the humour and the bitter, cynical source that it comes from.
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#31
rip terry pratchett, wonderful man
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#32
It's been years and years since I read through a bunch of the Discworld books, but I enjoyed them. Thanks, Mr. Pratchett.
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#35
I should probably read Discworld.

RIP.
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