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Gabriel García Márquez, one of the world's novelists, has died, aged 87. He passed away at his home in Mexico. The cause of death was a lung . The Colombian writer won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1982, among many more top literary . The Colombian has announced three days of national . A spokesperson said García Márquez was, "a writer who changed the of his readership". His novel ''Love in the Time of Cholera" is the best selling book written in Spanish of all . He also wrote many more classics. Many critics place García Márquez among the most writers ever. He helped develop a style of writing called " realism".

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

 
 

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