Death of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

March 6, 1927 - April 17, 2014
Mexico City, Mexico | Age 87

Nobel laureate dies at 87
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E. EDUARDO CASTILLO, The Associated Press

MEXICO CITY (AP) — His death mourned around the globe, Gabriel Garcia Marquez is being hailed as a giant of modern literature, a writer of intoxicating novels and short stories that illuminated Latin America's passions, superstition, violence and social inequality.

Widely considered the most popular Spanish-language writer since Miguel de Cervantes in the 17th century, the Colombian-born Nobel laureate achieved literary celebrity...

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