“One Hundred Years of Solitude” author, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, has died at his home in Mexico at age 87 on Thursday, April 17, 2014. This has been disclosed by international news sites. Marquez is survived by his wife, Mercedes Barcha and two sons, Rodrigo and Gonzalo.
Gabo, as friends call him, has a unique writing flair that transcended the usual writer’s eye for details. His book, “One Hundred Years of Solitude”, brought him fame and fortune. His books could aptly be described in his quotation:
“What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it.”
He won the Nobel Prize in 1982, and has remained a respected Colombian writer, who brought Latin America to the rest of the world.
Some of his works include ‘No One Writes to the Colonel’, “Love in The Time of Cholera” and ‘Leaf Storm’.
Fans trooped to Twitter and expressed their condolences as “RIP Gabriel Garcia Marquez” and “#GraciasGabo” trended.