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He will be missed

He had it arranged so it was announced on twitter with this message which fans of the disk-world series may appreciate.

"AT LAST, SIR TERRY, WE MUST WALK TOGETHER," it stated.

"Terry took Death's arm and followed him through the doors and on to the black desert under the endless night."

"The End".
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Here's the article on BBC News about his passing for more information: http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-31858156
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That's very sad news. He became my favourite author. I read whole Discworld Series (except Science of Discworld), The Nome Trylogy, Strata and three first books from Long Earth series. He was absolutely amazing author: inteligent, imaginative and humorous. I could read his new titles non-stop with no sleep. Goodbye

According to BBC article it seems he died naturally due to alzheimer. He didn't took assisted suicide in the end
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OoooK

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There will never be another like him. Alas we all knew it was coming . . . but not so soon.
He is already missed.
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/Edit: oops... someone beat me to it. I'll just leave this famous quote of his:

"Give a man a fire and he's warm for a day, but set fire to him and he's warm for the rest of his life." - Terry Pratchett


A couple more quotes from the man:

"Inside every old person is a young person wondering what happened." - Terry Pratchett

"It is often said that before you die your life passes before your eyes. This is in fact true. It's called living." -Terry Pratchett
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yeah...
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I think ill share my favourite paragraph here its from "The Last Hero"


"I ain't much good with words but... I reckon we're doing this 'cos we are goin' to die, d'yer see? And 'cos some bloke got to the edge of the world somewhere and saw all them other worlds out there and burst into tears 'cos there was only one lifetime. So much universe, and so little time. And that's just not right......"

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Very sad, Mr. Pratchett was a masterful storyteller. He will be missed.
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dsjb wrote:

He will be missed

He had it arranged so it was announced on twitter with this message which fans of the disk-world series may appreciate.

"AT LAST, SIR TERRY, WE MUST WALK TOGETHER," it stated.

"Terry took Death's arm and followed him through the doors and on to the black desert under the endless night."

"The End".


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I wish I could honestly say "he's in a better place now". But, unfortunately, I have (IMO) no definate proof that there is anything "after", let alone what it may or may not be like. Unfortunately, DEATH seems to take after a certain tyrant who's autobiography will sadly be incomplete due to this event.



“I have to ask, sir...Why does it have to be done like this?"
Vetinari smiled. "Can you keep a secret, Mister Lipwig?"
"Oh, yes, sir. I've kept lots."
"Capital. And the point is, so can I. You do not need to know.”


It isn't fair, but then again the universe isn't fair.

Rest in peace, Sir Terry Pratchett. Here's hoping that "the next great adventure" is at least as pleasurable and interesting as this one you spent the last 66 years on.
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Ah no way!

Rest in peace...
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I used to read his novels when I was growing up. He was quite the talent there and his loss is really big.
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