Do you not know that a man is not dead while his name is still spoken?

There must be an investigation! This is a clear error! People are writing an excessive amount of exclamation marks!!

Death is quietly failing in his duty.

You see he’s taken a beloved author far too early, Terry Pratchett has died. This isn’t even the first time he’s made this mistake, Iain Banks passed only 2 years ago and just like then we scratch our heads and say to each other “Too soon, too soon.” Unlike Iain I never had the chance to meet Terry Pratchett but always admired his wit, intelligence and humanity. I can’t think of many people who have inspired so many and so publicly missed:  a couple of authors and actors maybe, musicians and other “celebrities” definitely not. Perhaps something should be done?

Problem is, Terry got there first and because he was prolific more than once … I imagine he would say something like

There isn’t a way things should be. There’s just what happens, and what we do.

He is missed.

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