Gabriel García Márquez dies at age 87


Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez died Thursday at the age of 87, at his home in Mexico City.

A person close to the family confirmed the death of Nobel laureate Gabriel García Márquez.

The novels and tales of magical realism of Colombian writer showed to tens of millions of readers the passion of Latin America, superstition, violence and inequality.

Considered the most popular Spanish writer since Miguel de Cervantes from the 17th century, García Márquez achieved literary excellence which led to comparisons to Mark Twain and Charles Dickens.

His quirky and melancholic works were a success worldwide. The 1967 epic “One Hundred Years of Solitude”, sold over 50 million copies in over 25 languages.


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