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Terry Pratchett dead at 66; fantasy author wrote more than 70 books

Terry Pratchett dead at 66; fantasy author wrote more than 70 books

Author Terry Pratchett, who earned acclaim for his "Discworld" science fiction series, died Wednesday at 66. He had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease seven years ago. His death at his home in England was confirmed by his publisher. “I was deeply saddened to learn that Sir Terry Pratchett has died. The world has lost one of its brightest, sharpest minds," Larry Finlay of Transworld Publishers said in a statement published on Pratchett's website. Pratchett was the author of more than 70 books and had won numerous awards for his work, including a Los Angeles Times Book Prize in 2008. The Times honored Pratchett for his young adult novel...

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