By Chelsea Haith
Prime Ministers and fellow writers have paid tribute to the great writer whose life ended on 12 March with a long walk into the arms of one of his most loved characters, Death.
Pratchett wrote about 70 books and is famous for his Discworld series and his humanist, atheistic worldview. In 2007 he announced that he had been diagnosed with posterior cortical atrophy, a rare form of Alzheimer’s Disease, and he became an international icon in his efforts to create awareness about the condition.
Some of the most touching tributes come from the every-man, people who are not famous or well-known, sharing their stories about what his books meant to them. Neil Gaiman, the acclaimed author and a close friend of Pratchett’s, also offered a beautiful tribute on his blog and the likes of Margaret Atwood and Val McDermid have offered their condolences and messages expressing their appreciation for the writer’s work.
Click here to see some of the tributes and to read the obituaries on the great man and great writer.