García Márquez’ remains to be cremated in a private ceremony

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Gabriel García Márquez’ family announced that the remains of the writer will be cremated in a private ceremony with no funeral, but did not specify the date. In addition, it was announced that Monday will be a tribute at the Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico.

The director of the National Fine Arts Institute (INBA), María Cristina García Cepeda, reported “that the writer’s remains will be cremated in private” and added that “on Monday from 16 hours a mournful tribute to be held at the Palace Fine Arts, where the public can honor his legacy.”

Garcia Cepeda, accompanied by Jaime Abello, director of Gabriel García Márquez Foundation for New Latin American Journalism, read a statement to reporters who were outside the house of the writer, on Fuego St., in the Pedregal de San Angel colonia in Mexico City.

He also announced that no funeral ceremony will take place until Monday Abello and asked the media to be removed from place to respect the privacy of the family. So far nobody announced where the remains of García Márquez will finally rest.

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