Beloved Mexican author Carlos Fuentes has died, aged 83.
The novelist and essayist, who is among the most popular writers of the Spanish-speaking world, passed away on Tuesday (15May12), according to multiple reports.
Mexican President Felipe Calderon announced the death on his Twitter.com page.
Fuentes' most famous novels included Where the Air Is Clear, The Death of Artemio Cruz, Terra Nostra and The Old Gringo, which was adapted into a movie starring Jane Fonda and Gregory Peck.
He also wrote plays, newspaper columns and co-founded a literary magazine.