Sir Terry Pratchett was a Patron of Dignity in Dying and died on Thursday 12th March.
Sarah Wootton, Chief Executive of Dignity in Dying, said:
“I am saddened to hear of the death of Dignity in Dying Patron Sir Terry Pratchett and our thoughts are with his family and close friend Rob Wilkins. Terry was a committed campaigner who did an enormous amount to bring assisted dying for terminally ill people to the public’s attention. He accompanied Peter Smedley to Dignitas in a landmark BBC documentary which showed how terminally ill people are currently being forced to travel abroad to control their deaths. Sir Terry was fond of saying “it’s time we learned to be as good at dying as we are at living” and his brave approach to confronting issues of death, including his own, was a heartfelt demonstration of dignity.”