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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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Marquez 'out sold everything in Spanish but the Bible'

Colombian Nobel prize writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez waves. Credit: Reuters

The works of Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who died today at his home in Mexico, outsold everything published in Spanish except the Bible.

Marquez was widely considered to be the greatest Spanish-language writer since Miguel de Cervantes in the 17th century, and was often compared to literary giants like Mark Twain and Charles Dickens.

His epic 1967 novel One Hundred Years Of Solitude sold more than 50 million copies in more than 25 languages.

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