Author Terry Pratchett dies at age 66

March 12, 2015 4:06 PM

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Best-selling fantasy author Terry Pratchett, known for his "Discworld" series and for his fight against early onset Alzheimer's disease, died Thursday at his home in England at age 66.

He had campaigned in Britain for the right of critically ill patients to choose assisted suicide. Pratchett died from natural causes related to the disease.

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