Apr 17, 2014
By Michael Kramer
Sources close to the family are reporting the death of Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
The Nobel Prize-winning author of novels “One Hundred Years of Solitude” and “Love in the Time of Cholera,” is reported to have died at the age of 87.
Garcia Marquez won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982.
He was considered one of the most popular Spanish-language writers of his generation – and the media-shy author – endearingly called “Gabo,” had lived in Mexico City for more than 30 years.
He was a former film critic, journalist and foreign correspondent who began writing fiction and published the epic “One Hundred Years of Solitude” in 1967.
The book was translated into more than 30 languages and sold more than 30 million copies around the world.