The ashes of Nobel Prize winning novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez have been laid to rest in Cartagena, Colombia.
The One Hundred Years of Solitude writer's remains were flown from his home in Mexico where he had lived for years before passing away in 2014 at the age of 87.
A ceremony was held at Cartagena University, near the home of Garcia Marquez's family in the city. Although he had lived in Mexico since the 1980s his family decided he should be buried in Cartagena where many of his family members were also interred.
The writer's son, director Rodrigo Garcia Barcha unveiled a bronze bust of his father in the centre of the cloisters of the university as the centrepiece of the memorial, reports French news agency AFP.
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The family of late literary legend Gabriel Garcia Marquez is considering releasing an unpublished manuscript the author chose not to print while he was alive.
An excerpt of We'll See Each Other in August, which has been published in Spain's La Vanguardia newspaper, follows a woman's annual pilgrimage to her mother's island grave, and dates back to 2004, when the Love in the Time of Cholera author penned his last novel, Memories of my Melancholy Whores.
The Colombian writer, a Nobel Laureate, died at his home in Mexico City earlier this month (Apr14), aged 87. Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos presided over a tribute to the beloved novelist on Tuesday (22Apr14) in Bogota.
Beloved Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez was mourned by thousands at a public memorial in his adopted Mexico on Monday (21Apr14).
The writer, best known for his book One Hundred Years of Solitude, passed away at his home in Mexico City last Thursday (17Apr14) at the age of 87 and he was later remembered at a three-hour open tribute in the city.
The service was held at Mexico City's Palace of Fine Art and was attended by Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and Mexican leader Enrique Pena Nieto, who both offered tributes, as well as Marquez's widow and two sons.
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Thousands came out at the two memorials over the weekend to commemorate the life of one of the greatest authors of the century.
The weekend saw several memorials held for the late and much beloved Gabriel Garcia Marquez in Mexico and his homeland of Colombia. Readers, literary luminaries and heads of state all came out to pay their last respects to the author and his legacy. The first memorial was held in Colombia, in Gabo’s hometown of of Aracataca in Colombia's Caribbean region, where a symbolic funeral was head ahead of the big ceremony in Mexico City. The Mexico City formal ceremony was attended by the presidents of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos and Mexico, Enrique Pena Nieto, BBC News report.
The writer passed away at his home in Mexico City, Mexico at the age of 87 following a series of health battles, and his death has triggered an outpouring of grief among the showbiz community.
Many stars took to Twitter.com to share their favourite quotes from Marquez's work and tributes also came in from U.S. President Barack Obama, who said "The world has lost one of its greatest visionary writers - and one of my favourites from the time I was young."
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America's leader President Barack Obama and one of his predecessors Bill Clinton have joined the authors and celebrities around the world paying tribute to Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who died on Thursday (17Apr14).
The One Hundred Days of Solitude writer, a Nobel Prize winner, died in Mexico City, aged 87, and the literary world is mourning his passing, but political leaders have also released statements honouring Marquez.
Obama writes, "With the passing of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the world has lost one of its greatest visionary writers - and one of my favorites from the time I was young... I offer my thoughts to his family and friends, whom I hope take solace in the fact that Gabo's work will live on for generations to come."
Beloved Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died in Mexico.
The Nobel Prize winner passed away on Thursday (17Apr14) at his home in Mexico City at the age of 87.
He was admitted to the National Medical Sciences and Nutrition Institute on 31 March (14), suffering from dehydration linked to lung and urinary tract infections, but he was discharged last week (08Apr14).
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Beloved author Gabriel Garcia Marquez has been cleared to go home from a hospital in Mexico City after spending a week receiving treatment for dehydration linked to lung and urinary tract infections.
The 87-year-old Nobel Prize winner was admitted to the National Medical Sciences and Nutrition Institute last week (31Mar14).
A spokeswoman for the hospital tells Bbc.com, "His condition is delicate due to his age. He will recover at home."
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Famed writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez is suffering from dementia.
The Colombian author, 85, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982, becomes frequently confused as a result of the condition and has been forced to put down his pen for good, according to his brother.
Giving a lecture to students in Cartagena, Jaime Garcia Marquez told them, "He has problems with his memory. Sometimes I cry because I feel like I'm losing him... He is doing well physically, but he has been suffering from dementia for a long time. He still has the humour, joy and enthusiasm that he has always had... It is a disease that runs in the family."
Actor Benjamin Bratt fears he made a terrible first impression upon meeting novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez by speaking terrible Spanish to a man who cherishes the language.
Bratt had just shot the movie adaptation of Marquez's masterpiece Love In The Time Of Cholera when he bumped into the writer in a Los Angeles coffee shop.
In his efforts to impress the author, Bratt decided to speak in Spanish and quickly realised Marquez had no idea what he was saying.
The actor tells Giant magazine, "I started rattling off what I thought was my best Spanish ever... (but) it was like I was speaking Martian because he didn't even pretend to understand me.
"I learned... he has no tolerance for people that speak poor Spanish... He's got a little attitude about it."