Sir Terry Pratchett, after an eight year battle against Alzheimer's, has passed away surrounded by his family (and sleeping cat).
Pratchett was a literary legend with over 70 published works under his belt, and a devoted worldwide following. His joyful humour and playfulness with the English language will ensure his novels stand the test of time. (In this humble blogger's opinion, his Night Watch books from the Discworld series should be considered a masterpiece)
There are no words to accurately describe this loss. So, we will simply share the final tweets of the great man himself:
3:06PM 12 March 2015: AT LAST, SIR TERRY, WE MUST WALK TOGETHER
3:07PM 12 March 2015: Terry took Death's arm and followed him through the doors and on to the black desert under the endless night.
3:07PM 12 March 2015: The End.