Author Terry Pratchett Dies at 66
For all his fiction victories, in the end, Pratchett couldn’t overcome the monster that is early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. The British writer penned more than 70 books, including the popular “Discworld” series, and sold more than 85 million books world-wide. He was the rare best-selling fantasy author whose masterful storytelling also drew praise from the high literary echelon. Pratchett, who had just released a compilation of early short stories in February, died at home surrounded by family.