Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez died at 87

Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez died at the age of 87in Mexico on April 17, 2014Gabriel Garcia Marquez. He was considered the most popular Spanish-language writer after Miguel de Cervantes in the 17th Century.

He was born in Colombia on 6 March, 1927 and received the Nobel Prize in 1982 for literature.He started as a journalist, and wrote many acclaimed non-fiction works and short stories.

His first and epic novel One Hundred Years of Solitude was published in 1967 which earned him accolades around the world, later the novel was translated into 25 languages and around 50 million copies of the novel were sold.

His other books include Chronicle of a Death Foretold (1981), Love in the Time of Cholera (1985), Autumn of the Patriarch (1975), The General in his Labyrinth (1989), Of Love and Other Demons (1994) and Living to Tell the Tale (2002).

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