Terry Pratchett, the well-known fantasy author, is dead, according to reports. He’s probably best known for his “Discworld” series.
The BBC confirmed his death.
He was 66.
“The world has lost one of its brightest, sharpest minds,” said Transworld Publisher spokesman Larry Finlay, per the BBC.
Finlay added: “In over 70 books, Terry enriched the planet like few before him. As all who read him know, Discworld was his vehicle to satirize this world: He did so brilliantly, with great skill, enormous humour and constant invention.
“Terry faced his Alzheimer’s disease (an ’embuggerance’, as he called it) publicly and bravely. Over the last few years, it was his writing that sustained him. His legacy will endure for decades to come.
“My sympathies go out to Terry’s wife Lyn, their daughter Rhianna, to his close friend Rob Wilkins, and to all closest to him.”