This Terry Pratchett news story is the most depressing news today

According to the Guardian, PTerry has been forced to pull out of the forthcoming Discworld convention due to his Alzheimer's.http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/jul...

I remember hearing he had been diagnosed - having been my favourite author for almost my entire life (with only Frank Herbert, who I had read before discovering Pratchett, running him close) - I was absolutely devastated. It's a horrible thing to see your heroes brought low by something so horrible. For a man like Terry, so clever and quick-witted, to be diagnosed with this condition felt like a horrible, cruel twist of fate.

He'll always be my favourite now. I can't imagine any author ever coming close to the love and affection I feel for the Discworld (and other) novels he's produced. I must've re-read them all more then 20/30 times each, easily, and I can't imagine a time in my life where I'll never want to read them again.

To say I'm gutted to hear it's taking further hold of him is an understatement. I has a sad.