BREAKING: Bestselling author dies aged 66

It has been a sad day for losing legends; first it was reported that Tony Fenton had passed away, now it is breaking that Terry Pratchett has died.

The author, whose popular Discworld series sold millions worldwide has been suffering from Alzheimer’s for the last eight years.

Terry’s passing was confirmed by Transworld Publishers MD, Larry Finlay who said: “My sympathies go out to Terry’s wife Lyn, their daughter Rihanna, to his close friend Rob Wilkins and to all those close to him. Terry passed away in his home, with his cat sleeping on his bed surrounded by his family on 12th March 2015."

"Diagnosed with PCA[1] in 2007, he battled the progressive disease with his trademark determination and creativity, and continued to write. He completed his last book, a new Discworld novel, in the summer of 2014, before succumbing to the final stages of the disease.”

Terry's death was also reported on his Twitter page: "Terry took Death's arm and followed him through the doors and on to the black desert under the endless night."

Our thoughts go out to his friends and family at this tragic time.