Living a life long legacy of writing and touching our hearts with his popular novels, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, “Gabo”, passed away April 17 at the age of 87. Marquez was battling lymphatic cancer in 1999 and developed senile dementia in 2012. Just a few weeks ago, he was being hospitalized and being treated for infections and dehydration. Sources did not confirm how he died.
Not only did Marquez write novels, but he also took a shot at directing film and plays. Throughout his career, he developed the term, “magical realism”, a genre “in which the fantastic and the realistic are combined in a richly composed world of imagination”. Authoring several novels including “100 Years of Solitude” and “Chronicle of a Death Foretold”, it is easy to understand how he won the Nobel Peace Prize in Literature in 1982.
This great literary giant will be truly missed.