It’s with a heavy heart that I write this article since Terry Prachett has been one of my favorite authors while growing up (and still is). Not only was he a genius with story arcs but he had amazing analogies and a way with words.

R.I.P Sir Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett died at the age of 66 and passed away after succumbing to a chest infection. He had his family and his cat with him as he passed away.

It’s hard to believe that the Discworld would grow like it has after his first novel in the series, “The Colour of Magic”, was published.

We’ll miss you Terry Prachett, you inspired us when we were young and you were one hell of a human being. Our prayers go out to you and your family.

Video Tribute to Terry Pratchett

Great tribute video created by Telegraph, read more on their site.


Pratchett’s death was announced in a typical Discworld style in a series of tweets on his official Twitter page:

For those who are curious about the future of the novel here’s some information we found about the future of the series:

Discworld RIP Terry Pratchett

Characters created by Terry Pratchett


Written by Ruan Smit

Ruan Smit started Pixelsmithstudios with the vision of creating a new design orientated environment of sharing, learning and expertise development amongst local Animators,Illustrators,Game Developers and VFX artists in South Africa.