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Terry Pratchett, author of fantasy "Discworld" novels, dies at 66

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Terry Pratchett, the British author of the popular "Discworld" series of fantasy novels, has died of a form of Alzheimer's disease at the age of 66, his publishing house said on Thursday.

Pratchett died at home surrounded by his family with his cat sleeping on his bed, Transworld Publishers said.

Posts on Pratchett's Twitter account announced using a quote from his Discworld novels.

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