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    Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-27073911

    Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died in Mexico aged 87, his family says.

    Garcia Marquez was considered one of the greatest Spanish-language authors, best known for his masterpiece of magical realism, One Hundred Years of Solitude.

    The 1967 novel sold more than 30 million copies and he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982.

    Garcia Marquez had been ill and had made few public appearances recently.

    He achieved fame for pioneering magical realism, a unique blending of the marvellous and the mundane in a way that made the extraordinary seem routine.

    With his books, he brought Latin America's charm and teaming contradictions to life in the minds of millions of people.
    I absolutely loved One Hundred Years of Solitude, as well as Love in the Time of Cholera.

    He had a good innings, I guess.
    Be with me always—take any form—drive me mad! only do not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot find you! Oh, God! it is unutterable! I cannot live without my life! I cannot live without my soul!"

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    Thank you for sharing your gift with the world.
    RIP

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    Thank you, Mr. Marquez.
    "Nature is a damp, inconvenient sort of place where birds and animals wander about uncooked."

    from Speedy Death

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    I thought he had died long ago

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    Me too. But RIP, he was wonderful...

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    “Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” William Shakespeare

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