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Gabriel García Márquez, one of the world's greatest novelists, has , aged 87. He away at his home in Mexico. The official cause of death was a lung infection. The Colombian writer the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1982, among many more top literary awards. The Colombian government has three days of national mourning. A spokesperson García Márquez was, "a writer who the lives of his readership". His novel ''Love in the Time of Cholera" is the best selling book in Spanish of all time. He also many more classics. Many critics place García Márquez among the most important writers ever. He develop a style of writing "magical realism".

U.S. President Barack Obama a tribute to Márquez, saying: "The world has one of its greatest visionary writers." Former President Bill Clinton said: "I was always amazed by his unique gifts of imagination, clarity of thought, and emotional honesty. He the pain and joy of our common humanity in settings both real and magical." García Márquez once he was a storyteller from a young age. He an interviewer: "I have often told by the family that I recounting things, stories and so on, almost since I born - ever since I could speak." Peruvian Nobel prize-winning author Mario Vargas Llosa said: "His novels will and will to find new readers everywhere."

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