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taxlady 03-12-2015 02:27 PM

Sir Terry Pratchett, RIP
I'm in tears.
Terry Pratchett's Last Tweet Was Heartbreakingly Final

PrincessFiona60 03-12-2015 03:03 PM

Thanks taxlady. He will be missed desperately. The world is a much sadder place today.

jabbur 03-12-2015 03:40 PM

At least he left us with so many wonderful stories to read again and again far into future.

PrincessFiona60 03-12-2015 03:43 PM

Before the Alzheimer's became a burden, he was very open to e-mails from his fans. I had a running conversation with him while I was in college and while I was reading "Good Omens". He was quite friendly, helpful and encouraging to an aging college student. I might stop breaking into tears at some point today.

taxlady 03-12-2015 05:08 PM

I had read about it, but then I found those last three tweets and started crying. I sure hope he got to meet Binky.

As I understand it, he had an unusual form of Alzheimer's that didn't affect his intellect, but he had a hard time reading and he couldn't type.

PrincessFiona60 03-12-2015 07:39 PM

Of course he got to meet Binky, they are probably taking the long route to extend their time together. If anyone deserves it, it is he.

I have to go, not doing well with keeping a stiff upper lip. It's raining all over DiscWorld today.

CWS4322 03-14-2015 08:48 AM

So sad...but he died with his cat on his bed and family with him. Replace cat with dog, and that's the way I'd like to go.

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