Marquez: 'Death of the greatest Colombian of all time'

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on death of Gabriel Garcia Marquez has said on Twitter:

'One thousand years of solitude and sadness at the death of the greatest Colombian of all time'


Mil años de soledad y tristeza por la muerte del más grande colombiano de todos los tiempos! Solidaridad y condolencias a la Gaba y familia

Translation: The Giants never die

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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.