DARK, ISN'T IT?
November 14, 2012 12:56 PM Subscribe
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What happened next is that Pratchett collapsed. “I had to kneel on the back seat of the taxi and give him CPR,” Rob says. “It was fingers down throat stuff. He nearly died.” -- Extracts from an interview by Laurie Penny of Terry Pratchett
reveal he nearly died and is planning to leave the Discworld in the hands of his daughter, Rhianna Pratchett.Terry Pratchett
has been suffering from early-onset Alzheimer's
for a couple of years now and his situation is gradually detoriating. He has talked openly about his disease, in a BBC documentary called Terry Pratchett: Living With Alzheimer's, as well as becoming active in fund raising for the Alzheimer's Research Trust. (Previously
His experiences with the disease have also led to him becoming an activist for the right to die, as explored in a 2011 BBC documentary, Chosing to Die
, as well as in his Richard Dimbleby lecture shaking hands with Death
Rhianna Pratchett has been involved in the television/movie adaptations of the Discworld, especially the upcoming (BBC?) television series The Watch
(or CSI:Ankh-Morpork) based on Pratchett's Night Watch novels.