Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died.
The Associated Press reports that a source close to the family confirmed his death Thursday afternoon.
The 87-year-old Nobel Laureate was hospitalized for an unknown illness earlier this month in Mexico City. At the time, federal health officials spoke on a condition of anonymity, and would not release details about his illness.
The Colombian author is one of the most famous Spanish-language authors in history. He penned dozens of novels, novellas, screenplays, and short stories in his impressive career. Most notably, he authored three acclaimed novels: Love In The Time of Cholera, Autumn of the Patriarch and One Hundred Years of Solitude.
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