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RIP 'Discworld' author Sir Terry Pratchett

Celebrated English author passes away

By Ben Gourlay on Mar 13, 2015 01:00 am CDT - 0 mins, 28 secs reading time

Sad news for the literary world today, with the death of renowned sci-fi writer Sir Terry Pratchett at the age of just 66. Known worldwide for the 'Discworld' series which sold over 80 million copies worldwide, Pratchett was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease eight years ago and succumbed to the illness yesterday.

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Introduced in 1983, the 'Discworld' franchise flowed through to 40 volumes, with the final entry 'The Shepherd's Crown' expected to be published this September, but also expanded into comic books and games. Over his career, Pratchett wrote more than 70 books and will be sadly missed.

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Ben is based in Australia and has been writing entertainment based news and reviews since 2002 and for TweakTown since 2007. A student of film, Ben brings a wide understanding of the medium to the latest happenings in entertainment circles and the latest blockbuster theatrical reviews.

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