Renowned British novelist Terry Pratchett, best known for his fantasy series Discworld, died March 12, 2015, at his home in Salisbury, England. He was 66.
Pratchett was a prolific writer during his long and celebrated career, penning over 70 fantasy and science fiction novels.
Pratchett had been battling aggressive Alzheimer's for the last seven years, publicly addressing his condition, which he called "an embuggerance," and working to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's research.
Pratchett is survived by his wife Lyn and their daughter Rhianna, as well as his beloved cat, who Finlay noted was sleeping next to Pratchett when he passed, surrounded by his family.