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Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies aged 87

Nobel-prize winning novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died aged 87, a source close to his family said. The Nobel Laureate was famous for his magical realist novels and short stories.

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at home in Mexico

Gabriel Garcia Marquez greets journalists and neighbours on his birthday outside his house in Mexico City. Credit: Reuters\Edgard Garrido

Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died at his home in Mexico at the age of 87, a source close to his family has confirmed.

The Colombian writer's magical realist novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America's passion, superstition, violence and inequality.

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