I didn't think I'd be writing another one of these so soon, but I do think that this man deserves our recognition, even if you didn't like or read any of his work. A truly wonderful writer who created a magnificent world of weirdness and wonder in his Discworld series, he suffered from Alzheimer's for the last seven years, before succumbing to the disease. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends at this time.
I think it's best to let the man himself finish this post, so here's my favourite quote of his.
"It is often said that before you die your life flashes before your eyes. It is in fact true. It's called living."
Anybody see the speech by death on intangibles? One of the most excellent philosophical speeches in all time. What most of us will miss is his humor, though.
:'( :'( :'(