Speaking to The Times in 2015, Gaiman said that Pratchett wanted “whatever he was working on at the time of his death to be taken out, along with his computers, to be put in the middle of a road and for a steamroller to steamroll over them all.”

The deed itself was finally carried out last week, when Rob Wilkins, the current manager of Pratchett’s estate, tweeted a before and after picture of his hard drive along with a caption explaining he was about to “fulfill [his] obligation to Terry.”

The hard drive itself, which is believed to have held 10 unfinished novels, was crushed by a vintage John Fowler Co steamroller named Lord Jericho at the Great Dorset Steam Fair.