Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies

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Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died in Mexico aged 87, a source close to the family has said, BBC reported.

Garcia Marquez was considered one of the greatest Spanish-language authors, best known for his masterpiece of magic realism, One Hundred Years of Solitude.

The 1967 novel sold more than 30m copies and he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982.

Garcia Marquez had been ill and had made few public appearances recently.

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