Ah, sad day indeed.
His books still have the power to make me properly laugh out loud.
A great writer, made very clever use of the language to provide entertainment to so very many people.
I had the great fortune to meet him on several occasions in the early 90s whilst I was working in a bookshop. Funniest memory was being sent across to the supermarket across the road for a couple of bags of frozen sweetcorn (had to be sweetcorn, not peas) for him to put on his painful hand after spending several hours signing all manner of items.
Anyway, I shall send my assistant off to the shelf to bring me something of his to read.
'Oook?', 'yes please, that one'