Sir Terry Pratchett passes away
Acclaimed author Sir Terry Pratchett (1948-2015) died at the age of 66. He is the author of global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. His fortieth Discworld novel, Raising Steam, was published in 2013.
His books have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he is the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, as well as being awarded a knighthood for services to literature.