Hilarious, cosy, and wildly imaginative, Terry Pratchett cheered a lot of people up. He died yesterday, but his Discworld series will undoubtedly be read by generations to come.
One of his greatest characters was Death himself, a rather comforting and kindly sort of person.
“Don’t think of it as dying,” said Death. “Just think of it as leaving early to avoid the rush.” — From Good Omens, The Nice And Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
Here is Pratchett’s chart — no birth time — with the transits on the day he passed over. Notice all the activity around 12-15°, including the transit of Jupiter over his Pluto-Saturn. With Uranus and Mars exactly trine his natal Saturn, you can’t help wondering if dying might have been like waking up.