R.I.P Terry Pratchett

rondetto Member Posts: 2,533
edited 13. Mar 2015, 09:41 in Community Chit-chat archive
Terry Pratchett has died at the age of 66. He has suffered for years with Alzheimers disease. A prolific author and sadly missed.


  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I admit I have never enjoyed his written works because I don't 'do' sci-fi but he was a talented writer and his form of Alzheimers was especially devious. I hope he is now properly at rest and no longer bewildered or confused by a world he once understood. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,281
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Its so sad , I do wounder what has led to his death..he did say that he would go before his mind expired...RIP
  • rondetto
    rondetto Member Posts: 2,533
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Yes Babs I'm sure that it could happen to any one of us. I dread losing
    faculties which come with this awful disease. Very sad and it's considered
    a young age today too.
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 29,646
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Oh no :(

    How very sad and very young - Same age as my own Dad was.

    Thanks Ron

  • Megrose489
    Megrose489 Member Posts: 779
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    We are great fans of Terry Pratchett and have all his books, which we regularly re-read. Part of my run-up to Christmas is to re-read 'Hogfather' and enjoy it all over again. He created wonderful, unforgettable characters and the stories are so very warm, funny and philosophical. I knew he was ill, but didn't think he would die so soon.

    My son met him once at a book-signing. He told Terry Pratchett that the book was a Christmas present for his dad, who was suffering from a bad back at the time. Terry Pratchett told him all about his own back problems and wrote a message in the book to my husband hoping that his back would soon be better.

    He will be sadly missed.

  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Our daughter Toni will be very upset. She is a huge fan of his work. .
    A sad day. .
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  • LignumVitae
    LignumVitae Member Posts: 1,972
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    This is a very sad event - the loss of a great mind. I too met the great man once. He was much fun and my dad framed his poster of DEATH on Binky and still has it on his study wall. The inital reports are that he didn't take his own life.
    Hey little fighter, things will get brighter
  • tkachev
    tkachev Member Posts: 8,332
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    My 2 older Daughters love his books. They also had the privelige of meeting him at a book signing.

    He will be missed.

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