Sofia Vergara Remembers Gabriel Garcia Marquez

in memoriam

Nobel laureate Gabriel García Márquez, a.k.a. Gabo, passed away in his home in Mexico City.

Apr 17, 2014 | 04:48 PM

The most popular Spanish-language writer since Miguel de Cervantes has passed away.

Gabriel García Márquez, the Colombian-born author, whose magical realism novels and short stories outsold everything printed in Spanish except the Bible, died at his Mexico City home. He was 87.

Fellow Colombian Sofia Vergara made this tribute post on WhoSay.  

García Márquez, whose 1967 novel "Cien Años de Soledad" ("One Hundred Years of Solitude") sold more than 50 million copies in more than 25 languages, was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1982 as the judges praised both his novels and short stories "in which the fantastic and the realistic are combined in a richly composed world of imagination, reflecting a continent's life and conflicts."

His other novels include "El Otoño del Patriarca" ("Autumn of the Patriarch") from 1975 and "El Amor en los Tiempos del Colera" ("Love in the Time of Cholera") from 1985, among many others.   

R.I.P. Gabo.

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