It's what one of his character, Death, would say...
After Mr Nimoy, another great man leaves us
Mr Terry Pratchett , famous fantasy author passed away a few hours ago age 66. He died peacefully at home with his cat sleeping on his bed and surrounded by his family to Alzheimer's disease.twitter.com/terryandrob/status…
I'm feeling very down by this new :/
Mr Pratchett was a very unique fantasy author and incredibly prolific writer. He wrote about 70 books, some of them widely considered classics ( For instance if you don't know it, I would very strongly recommend his famous and main series Discworld, as some of the tomes are true little masterpieces full of gems of creativity )
With Discworld he created an absolutely huge series of fantasy and a very rich universe and mythos, full of humor, clever absurdity and sharp wit, served by unbridled imagination and many very memorable and colorful characters. His writings influenced my own work an awful lot and in a sense, discovering Discworld years ago is what ignited my passion for world-building in general.
It's of course debatable but, personally, I think he was simply the best Fantasy author alive.
His death is truly devastating and leaves a huge void behind
But at least:
“No one is actually dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away...” ― Terry Pratchett, Reaper Man
And those ripples shall endure for very long indeed...
Farewell , good Sir, and thank you.