Terry Pratchett dead: A career in pictures of Britain's most prolific fantasy writer

The much-loved author and assisted dying campaigner has died aged 66

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After campaigning tirelessly for a greater understanding of Alzheimer’s, Terry Pratchett has died of the disease he has lived with for eight years.

The author publicly suffered with posterior cortical atrophy, a variation of Alzheimer’s, which he was diagnosed with in 2007.

Pratchett’s output was prolific, writing over 70 books, including 40 as part of the fantasy Discworld series. His novels sold over 85 million copies in his lifetime. Here we look back at his career:

Terry Pratchett's career in pictures

1998 - Pratchett with his daughter Rhianna


1998 - With his OBE


2000 - Launching his 25th 'Discworld' novel

Terry Pratchett in 2000

2008 - At Number 10 delivering a petition on behalf of the Alzheimer's Research Trust

Terry Pratchett in 2008

2009 - Being knighted for services to literature

Pratchett in Feb 2009

2009 - With the sword he forged from scratch

Pratchett in 2009

2012 - At the World Federation of the Right-to-Die Societies congress in Zurich

Pratchett in Zurich, 2012

2013 - With his trophy pig after winning the Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction at Hay-on-Wye

Terry Pratchett  pig at Hay Festival 6 - credit Jeff Morgan.jpg
Pratchett in 2012

2014 - Supporting the Dementia Friends campaign

Terry Pratchett supporting the Dementia Friends campaign

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