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  • 20 April 2014, 15:16

Novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dies In Mexico

Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died aged 87.

The Colombian writer was best known for his 1967 novel One Hundred Years of Solitude, which sold more than 50 million copies around the world.

His novels and short stories, detailing Latin America's superstition, violence and inequality, outsold everything published in Spanish except the Bible.

Garcia Marquez passed away at his home in Mexico City with his wife and two sons by his side.

He had returned home from hospital last week after being treated for pneumonia.

The former newspaper reporter - known to friends and fans as "Gabo" - won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982.

His other famous works included Autumn of the Patriarch, Love in the Time of Cholera, and Chronicle of a Death Foretold.

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