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Nobel Prize winning author Garcia Marquez dies at age 87

Mexico City - Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982, died Thursday at age 87 at his home in Mexico City, Mexican authorities confirmed.

The writer of the monumental One Hundred Years of Solitude, one of the best-known and most-translated works in global literature, had seen a deterioration of his health since he was hospitalized on March 31 for a lung infection.

Doctors allowed him to return home after eight days in hospital, but his condition remained fragile and he was undergoing oxygen therapy.

Sources close to the author had denied he was suffering a recurrence of the cancer he overcame in 1999.

DPA


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