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    12 Mar '15 15:39
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-31858156

    Sir Terry Pratchett, renowned fantasy author, dies aged 66
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    12 Mar '15 15:44
    Originally posted by googlefudge
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-31858156

    Sir Terry Pratchett, renowned fantasy author, dies aged 66
    An amazing mind. Thought provoking and LOL funny, at once. Inspiratonal -- 7 years with Altzheimer's, writing until near the end.
  3. Standard memberDeepThought
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    12 Mar '15 15:57
    I'm sorry to see him go. Sixty six is too young. That he seems, based on his writing output, to have been relatively cognitively unaffected until the end counts as a blessing though. His public statements indicate to me that he didn't want to survive as a vegetable.
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    12 Mar '15 16:35
    Originally posted by DeepThought
    I'm sorry to see him go. Sixty six is too young. That he seems, based on his writing output, to have been relatively cognitively unaffected until the end counts as a blessing though. His public statements indicate to me that he didn't want to survive as a vegetable.
    He was an original. I read some of his works. Didn't know he suffered from Alzheimer's. That is a terrible affliction but science is making headway on eliminating this scourge.
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    12 Mar '15 16:47
    Originally posted by googlefudge
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-31858156

    Sir Terry Pratchett, renowned fantasy author, dies aged 66
    Damn it. There goes my favourite author.

    Ah well. I'm sure Death will be nice to him; after all, he was always nice to Death...
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    12 Mar '15 16:48
    Originally posted by DeepThought
    I'm sorry to see him go. Sixty six is too young. That he seems, based on his writing output, to have been relatively cognitively unaffected until the end counts as a blessing though. His public statements indicate to me that he didn't want to survive as a vegetable.
    Yes; he was planning to take euthanasia should that threaten to happen, but it appears he didn't have to.
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    12 Mar '15 16:54
    Originally posted by Shallow Blue
    Damn it. There goes my favourite author.

    Ah well. I'm sure Death will be nice to him; after all, he was always nice to Death...
    Apparently he was...

    https://twitter.com/terryandrob

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

    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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    12 Mar '15 16:58
    Originally posted by googlefudge
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-31858156

    Sir Terry Pratchett, renowned fantasy author, dies aged 66
    Very sad. I was only introduced to his books a few years ago, but found them immensely enjoyable. I certainly plan to read more of them.
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    12 Mar '15 17:05
    Originally posted by twhitehead
    Very sad. I was only introduced to his books a few years ago, but found them immensely enjoyable. I certainly plan to read more of them.
    I grew up reading them, my two favourite authors were Terry Pratchett, and Iain M. Banks.

    Now both deceased before their time, because of Cancer and Alzheimer's.

    We cannot cure these scourges fast enough.
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