Nobel Prize winning Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez passed away Thursday in his home in Mexico City at the age of 87, local media reported.

Colombian Ambassador to Mexico Jose Gabriel Ortiz confirmed the news.

The author of the famed novel "One Hundred Years of Solitude," a groundbreaking work of literature that introduced the world to magic realism, had been checked into a hospital on April 3 to be treated for "dehydration and bronchial and urinary tract infections."

Almost a w...

This story is part of New Europe's Premium content.

To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In from the ↑ Top of the Page ↑
new europe join now