The world rewritten as we know it has received news of Terry Pratchett’s death on Thursday.
Terry Pratchett has died with – not succumbed to – Alzheimer’s disease in his home, with his family and cat. He was 66.
The world-famous fantasy author had fought for assisted suicide when he was alive, but his publishers have confirmed he died naturally and unassisted, BBC reported.
Throngs of condolences poured over social media with British Prime Minister, David Cameron, tweeting about Sir Pratchett’s death.
Sad to hear of Sir Terry Pratchett’s death, his books fired the imagination of millions and he fearlessly campaigned for dementia awareness.
— David Cameron (@David_Cameron) March 12, 2015
Neil Gaiman wrote on his website on Thursday night, “There was nobody like him. I was fortunate to have written a book with him, when we were younger, which taught me so much.”
Gaiman also posted his last entry on Pratchett, calling him an “angry” man.
“And that anger, it seems to me, is about Terry’s underlying sense of what is fair and what is not. It is that sense of fairness that underlies Terry’s work and his writing,” Gaiman explained.
He is survived by his wife, Lyn, and daughter, Rhianna.
AT LAST, SIR TERRY, WE MUST WALK TOGETHER.
— Terry Pratchett (@terryandrob) March 12, 2015
Pratchett is known for Discworld, a comic fantasy book series, and has written over 70 books over a span of 4 decades.