Terry Pratchett died – level 2

19-03-2015 15:00

Renowned fantasy author Sir Terry Pratchett died at the age of 66. Doctors diagnosed him with Alzheimer’s disease in 2007, but he continued to write.

He is best known for his Discworld series and he wrote more than 70 books. His first novel was published in 1971. After this, he wrote on average two books a year.

Pratchett was the UK’s best-selling author of the 1990s, and he sold over 85 million books worldwide in 37 languages. The author died in his home. His cat was sleeping on the bed with him and he was surrounded by his family.

Difficult words: renowned (famous), diagnose (to find out what disease somebody has), on average (around).

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