Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dies; Nobel Prize-Winning Author Was 87

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez, a Nobel Prize-winning author and one of the most respected voices of the 20th century, died in Mexico City.

He was 87 years old.

According to The Associated Press, Garcia Marquez was hospitalized for an infection on April 9 and then released to convalesce at his home.

Over the course of an impressive lifetime, the writer published six novels and seven nonfiction books, along with countless novellas and short story collections.

His most famous novel, "One Hundred Years of Solitude," was inspired by his grandmother. It has sold over 50 million copies worldwide.

A native of Colombia, Garcia Marquez started his career as a journalist, eventually branching into literary nonfiction, mixing in narrative fiction elements to his reporting.

In 1982, 15 years after "One Hundred Years of Solitude" he won the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Three years later, he released another huge hit, "Love in the Time of Cholera," which was made into a movie in 2007 starring Javier Bardem.

Our condolences go out to his loved ones.

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