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American Writer, Terry Goodkind Has Passed Away

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Terry Goodkind Is Dead – Death: American writer who is known for the epic fantasy series The Sword of Truth as well as the contemporary suspense novel The Law of Nines (2009), which has ties to his fantasy series, Terry Goodkind is dead. He passed away in the early hours of today September 17 2020. His cause of death or what killed him is not yet known as at the time of filing this report.

‘The Sword of Truth’ is a revered literary tour de force, comprised of 17 volumes, borne from over 25 years of dedicated writing. Terry Goodkind’s brilliant books are character-driven stories, with a focus on the complexity of the human psyche.

Terry Goodkind’s death was announced to the public in a statement released today via his official Facebook page.

As posted on his Facebook Page.

This morning, Thursday, September 17th, we lost Terry Goodkind. It is a great loss. An unimaginable loss. It is impossible to put into few words just how amazing of a man, a husband, a writer, a friend, and a human, Terry Goodkind truly was. He is already desperately missed. We are forever grateful for him having shared his life’s work with all of us, as he was always grateful to be held in our hearts.

“To exist in this vast universe for a speck of time is the great gift of life. It is our only life. The universe will go on, indifferent to our brief existence, but while we are here, we touch not just part of that vastness, but also the lives around us. Life is the gift each of us has been given. Each life is our own and no one else’s. It is precious beyond all counting. It is the greatest value we can have. Cherish it for what it truly is . . . Your life is yours alone. Rise up and live it.” – Terry Goodkind
We love you, Terry.

Best selling author and motivational speaker, Kevin J Anderson reacting to Terry Goodkind’s death said the news came as a shock to him.

In a series of tweet he wrote – In  shock to learn of the death of Terry Goodkind, master epic fantasy author. He was also a very close friend, but he was an extremely private man so I didn’t share photos and stories. Yes, he could be a curmudgeon and he knew it, but I loved him anyway. Miss him already.

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Tributes Floods Social Media

Former Frhymeday champion wrote – RIP Terry Goodkind. Author of my favourite ever series of books. Wizards First Rule was a phenomenon and I was totally lost in the world he created. Thoughts are with his family.

Allen V. Cheesman wrote – My thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family, Terry. Many thanks for all the joy and wonderful adventures you shared with the world through your writing. Rest easy.

Ben Nysschen wrote – Terry Goodkind has just passed away, such a sad loss. He was an awesome fantasy author, may he rest in peace and always be remembered for his works. “Your life is yours alone, rise up and live it” – Terry Goodkind.

Samantha Maise wrote – If 2020 hasn’t taken enough, it’s taken my favourite author as well. Not everyone loved Terry Goodkind’s books, but those who loved them loved him and would do anything to read more. I am alive because of him and his works. May the spirits guide him to the land of eternal peace.

Karyn Leahy wrote – “Life is the gift each of us has been given. Each life is our own and no one else’s. It is precious beyond all counting. It is the greatest value we can have. Cherish it for what it truly is. Your life is yours alone. Rise up and live it.”

Few Things You Need To Know About Terry Goodkind

Terry Goodkind is a #1 New York Times Bestselling Author and creator of the critically acclaimed masterwork, ‘The Sword of Truth’. He has written 30+ major, bestselling novels, has been published in more than 20 languages world-wide, and has sold more than 26 million books.

Born in 1948 in Omaha, Nebraska, Terry Goodkind’s first book Wizard’s First Rule was auctioned to a group of three publishers in 1994 and sold for a record price of $275,000.

His 12 books in the Sword of Truth series have sold 25 million copies and been translated into more than 20 languages.

Goodkind has dyslexia, which initially dissuaded him from any interest in writing. Before starting his career as a writer, Goodkind built cabinets and violins, and was a marine and wildlife artist, selling his paintings in galleries.

He is married to his beautiful wife, Jeri.

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