Originally posted on Variety:
Colombian author and journalist Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1982 for his novel “100 Years of Solitude,” died Thursday. He was 87 and had been recovering from a recent bout with pneumonia at his Mexico City home in the days before his death.
Marquez also wrote the acclaimed novel “Love in the Time of Cholera,” which was adapted into the 2007 feature film starring Oscar winner Javier Bardem.
Known to his fans as “Gabo,” Marquez was born in Aracataca, Colombia, a town that would serve as the inspiration for the imaginary Macondo, the setting of “100 Years of Solitude.”
Marquez helped change the landscape of Latin American literature and became of master of Magical Realism with his acclaimed short stories and novels, which also included “Autumn of the Patriarch,” “Chronicle of a Death Foretold” and “No One Writes to the Colonel.” The highly acclaimed “100…
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