Terry Pratchett dead: Fans, writers and politicians lead Twitter tributes to Discworld author and right to die campaigner

Twitter users posted the author's most inspiring quotes about death and the creative process

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Sir Terry Pratchett wrote a lot about death - in both his novels and in musings about his own mortality - with irreverent humour.

Following the announcement of his death today, at the age of 66, many people have paid tribute to the Discworld author on Twitter.

And, in remembering the man they have lost, social media users have posted the author's own words about the dying of the light. Journalist Laurie Penny was among those to recall Sir Terry's words on death:

 

Meanwhile, many others, including Ricky Gervais and Caitlin Moran, tweeted their favourite inspirational quotes by the author and told how he had delighted them with his work.

 

Prime Minister David Cameron and Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt also paid tribute:

Sir Terry died at his home today after suffering from Posterior cortical atrophy (PCA), an atypical variant of Alzheimer's.

The final tweets on his Twitter account portrayed a conversation with the character of Death, so that he died as he had lived - telling a story. 

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