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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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Garcia Marquez: Bout of pneumonia prior to death

March 6, 2014 file photo, Colombian Nobel Literature laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Credit: AP Photo

Known affectionately to friends and fans as 'Gabo', Garcia Marquez had just returned from hospital after suffering a bout of pneumonia, doctors have said.

Although "One Hundred Years of Solitude" was his most popular creation, other classics from Garcia Marquez included "Autumn of the Patriarch", "Love in the Time of Cholera" and "Chronicle of a Death Foretold".

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