I will be the first to admit a shocking truth; I have never read any of the books written by Terry Pratchett. I guess now would be a good time to start, seeing as he just passed away at the age of 66.
I doubt anything I ever write will compare to what he has done. This is a guy who has been compared to Shakespeare of all people in terms of just how good he is. Me? I'm just this indie guy who almost no one has ever heard of, and barely has any experience with Discworld or his other work.
Not that this stops me from extending my condolences, or feeling bad. This man stood for fantasy, for story-telling, and for so many things I can't help but support as well. If even one percent of the number of people who are mourning his death do the same when my time comes, I'll know I accomplished something worthwhile.
In the end, Death comes for us all. And today, he came for one of his dear friends.
Sir Terrence David John Pratchett, OBE
April 28, 1948 - March 12, 2015
R. I. P.