Obituary thread of notable and obscure folk: Pete Shelley Buzzcocks lead singer

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The Embuggerance was just raised to the maximum. One of my very favorite authors and a man I respected tremendously for his insights into modern life that he then filtered through his unique humour to make into some of the most snicker-worthy stories ever told.

 

RIP Sir Terry.

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...and Death said, "AT LAST, SIR TERRY, WE MUST WALK TOGETHER."

 

Terry took Death’s arm and followed him through the doors and on to the black desert under the endless night.

 

The End.

 

RIP Sir Terry Pratchett

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Truly saddened to hear this. My favourite author. I will really miss my annual Christmas present from my Brother, the latest Terry Pratchett novel. RIP Sir Terry, your genius will be missed,

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One of my favourite authors too.

 

When he got knighted, he brought a load of mates to an abandoned iron mine, mined a few tonnes of iron ore, took it back to his garden, smelted it in a home built forge, and then forged his own sword. That is as cool as it gets. And he was a fine story teller, environmentalist, and geek.

 

 

SIR TERRY

I LOVED YOUR DEPICTION OF ME!

BUT WHAT MAKES YOU THINK I TALK IN BLOCK CAPITALS?

 

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What an amazingly gifted storyteller. This is a wonderful speech written by Terry Pratchett "Shaking Hands with Death".

 

I admire his courage to bring a public face to Posterior Cortical Atrophy Alzheimer's. Alzheimer's disease is one of the most debilitating, progressive, degenerative brain diseases known to man. He was also a public advocate for assisted death aka assisted suicide.

 

Sir Terry quote:

 

DON'T THINK OF IT AS DYING", said Death.

"JUST THINK OF IT AS LEAVING EARLY TO AVOID THE RUSH.”

 

 

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Truly saddened to hear this. My favourite author. I will really miss my annual Christmas present from my Brother, the latest Terry Pratchett novel. RIP Sir Terry, your genius will be missed,

 

For me.. the annual Terry Pratchett paperback was my birthday present in November. A pleasure that lit up the winter months. What will I do now?

 

The thing about Pratchett is that he took an idea and ran with it - throwing light on modern life at the same time but in a witty and humorous way.

 

I heard in an interview with him that his role model was P.G. Wodehouse and I can see where he is coming from there.

 

Also, in one programme about 5 books than influenced him, he cited The Napoleon of Notting Hill by G.K. Chesterton and so I read it earlier this year. You can see how this was also a model for him. Chesterton takes a 'what if' situation and runs with it - showing you the consequences.. just like Pratchett did with, say, the introduction of money or the press etc. Sheer genius.

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RIP Andy Fraser

 

"Soon I will be gone".

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My wife said today, when I told her the news, but he could not have been so old? I said he reached 87. She said, well that is not that old.

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Here´s another one; the great soul singer Percy Sledge:

 

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-32301435

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