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

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

 
 

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