Terry Pratchett has died

As you’ve probably heard, Sir Terry Pratchett, best known as a writer of satirical fantasy novels, has died at the age of 66, surrounded by his family, with his cat asleep on his bed. He was diagnosed eight years ago with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, but he continued writing, completing his most recent book last summer.

He wrote 70 books, with total sales of 70 million in 37 languages over a career spanning 44 years and won a number of awards, including a knighthood for service to literature.

The BBC report of his death is here. You can find more about him, including his obituary and a list of his works, on his publisher’s website here. NPR’s report (including audio) can be found here.

Here’s XKCD’s memorial to Terry Pratchett:

Quotation from Terry Pratchett's The Bromeliad Trilogy

Link: http://xkcd.com/1498/

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