Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez Has Died

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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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Originally from El Paso, Texas, Cristina earned her degree at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University before moving to BrooklynNew York. In her downtime, you can usually find her scouring the city for the most authentic Mexican food (still looking...), scaring herself silly watching horror movies, or baking her favorite sweets. You can follow her on Twitter at @c_arreola

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