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Beloved Novelist Gabriel García Márquez Has Died

The Colombian author of One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera had been in bad health since a lung infection.

1. Gabriel García Márquez, the celebrated author of One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera, has died, El País reports. He was 87 years old.

2. Marquez had been recovering at home in Mexico City after a week-long hospitalization for a pneumonia.

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3. Marquez won a Nobel Prize in 1982 “for his novels and short stories, in which the fantastic and the realistic are combined in a richly composed world of imagination, reflecting a continent’s life and conflicts.”

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4. His flamboyant and melancholy works outsold everything published in Spanish except the Bible, according to the Associated Press.

 

The epic 1967 novel One Hundred Years of Solitude sold more than 50 million copies in more than 25 languages.

5. Many took to Twitter to share their favorite lines from his works in English and Spanish.

“Uno viene al mundo con sus polvos contados…" - El Amor en tiempos del Colera, Gabriel Garcia Marquez

— conz (@Conz Preti)

" I wrote on the mirror with her lipstick: Dear girl, we are alone in the world" ___Gabriel Garcia Marquez-Memories of my Melancholy Whores

— dimitragrizioti (@Dimitra Grizioti)

"@HayQueSaberlo: "Lo único que me duele de morir, es que no sea de amor". Gabriel Garc໚ Márquez."

— MeelFndz (@MF)

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Adrian Carrasquillo is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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