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Colombian novelist and Nobel Prize holder, Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dies

Colombian novelist and Nobel Prize holder, Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dies GhanaLive.tv

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Colombian novelist and Noble prize winner, died at the age of 87. He is being hospitalized for infections in his lungs and urinary tract.

He has been popular in whole Latin America for his novels and short stories, having millions of readers died at the age of 87 at home in Mexico City around midday, according to people close to his family.

He is the most popular Spanish-language writer since Miguel de Cervantes in the 17th century.

His main works include, “Chronicle of a Death Foretold,” ”Love in the Time of Cholera” and “Autumn of the Patriarch” make the published the most sold in Spain except the Bible.

His 1967 epic novel, “One Hundred Years of Solitude” has sold almost 50 million copies in more than 25 languages.

Garcia Marquez in 1994 founded the Iberoamerican Foundation for New Journalism, which offers the trainings and to build competitions between the journalists across Latin America.

Born in Aracataca, a small Colombian town near the Caribbean coast, he was the eldest child of the 11 children of Luisa Santiaga Marquez and Gabriel Elijio Garcia.

Immediately after his birth, his father leaves him with grandparents and moved to Barranquilla, where his father Garcia Marquez opened a pharmacy, hoping to be rich.

On his 87th birthday, he was well treated by his friends and well-wishers who gave him cake and flowers outside his home.

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