Terry Pratchett attends the South Bank Sky Arts Awards at Dorchester Hotel
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By Laura Stampler
March 12, 2015

English fantasy author Terry Pratchett died Thursday after an ongoing battle with early onset Alzheimer’s disease. He was 66.

The author, who published more than 70 books, wrote a closing set of tweets that referenced his Discworld series. They were heartbreakingly final:

He is survived by his wife and daughter.

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