Fans all over the world still mourn the loss of this amazing writer, whose irreverent humor and keen insight will be sorely missed. In honor of Sir Terry Pratchett, we have put together a little compilation of some of the most interesting facts about his life and work. So pour yourself a cup of tea, settle in, and join us for a look at the brilliant mind behind Discworld.   

If you're a fan of Terry Pratchett, then you know that he was a master of humor and wit. His writing was full of clever wordplay and one-liners that never failed to make us laugh. But what many people may not know is that Pratchett's life was just as funny as his books. From his early childhood all the way up to his final days, Pratchett never stopped making us smile. Let's take a look at some of the hilarious moments from Sir Terry's life. 

Keep reading to learn more about Sir Terry Pratchett, the late brilliant author of Discworld, dungeon master to some, and father to many.

LIFE AND LEGACY OF SIR TERRY PRATCHETT He first learned about astronomy through trading cards. OUT INTO SPACE Pratchett was a big lover of astronomy. In 1957, Brooke Bond Tea produced Out Into Space cards filled with astronomy facts. Pratchett convinced his parents to buy all the tea so he could collect these cards and observe the country's night sky. When he was older, he built an observatory in his garden, and bought the entire card set again. CRACKED.COM

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LIFE AND LEGACY OF SIR TERRY PRATCHETT PRATCHETT LIKED TO TAKE FANTASTICAL ELEMENTS AND APPLY LOGICAL THINKING TO THEM. you'll He created characters like a recovering vampire and a female werewolf who's a vegetarian. I thought, 'What would a werewolf family be like? How would the genealogy of werewolves work? What would the politics of werewolves be?' One thing just led to the other, but they all started from the basic idea of thinking seriously about werewolves in a modern society, or what passes for a modern society. CRACKED.COM

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LIFE AND LEGACY OF SIR TERRY PRATCHETT NASA named a main-belt asteroid after him. It's called the 127005 Pratchett and it was discovered in 2002. CRACKED.COM

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LIFE AND LEGACY OF SIR TERRY PRATCHETT His medical condition was initially misdiagnosed, At first, the doctors thought Pratchett had suffered from a phantom stroke in 2007. Four months later they realized it was the effect of a rare early-onset Alzheimer's disease. He spent the rest of his life raising awareness for both Alzheimer's research and people's control over their right to die. When he was knighted at Buckingham Palace in 2009, he said that bankers' bonuses should be used to help treat people with dementia. CRACKED.COM

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LIFE AND LEGACY OF SIR TERRY PRATCHETT PRATCHETT USED COMPUTER DICTATION SOFTWARE DURING THE FINAL YEARS OF HIS LIFE. His form of Alzheimer's robbed him of his sight and his ability to read, so he used the technology to finish writing his last books. When you read, I'm sure you don't realize that your eyes are going backwards and forwards and to this place and that place. Mine don't do that. CRACKED.COM

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LIFE AND LEGACY OF SIR TERRY PRATCHETT Critics weren't always big on his work. In his unfinished autobiography, Pratchett wrote that the feeling of somehow being inferior was something he had felt since his school days, that it had stayed with him and was hard to shake off. CRACKED.COM

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