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.

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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."

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.

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

“When I wake up," he said, "remind me that I'm going to marry her.” ― Gabriel Garc໚ Márquez, Chronicle of a Death Foretold #qotd

Vintage & Anchor@VintageAnchor

“When I wake up," he said, "remind me that I'm going to marry her.” ― Gabriel Garc໚ Márquez, Chronicle of a Death Foretold
#qotd

11:04 AM - 17 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

Conz Preti@conz

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

04:20 PM - 17 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

Dimitra Grizioti@dimitragrizioti

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

04:36 PM - 17 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

MF@MeelFndz

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

04:36 PM - 17 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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