Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 85, Suffering From Dementia

Gabriel Garcia Marquez's brother has claimed that the Colombian writer is suffering from dementia, Bbc News reported on July 7, 2012. Jaime Garcia Marquez was speaking at a student lecture in the city of Cartegna when he revealed that Gabriel, who is now aged 85, often rings him to ask him basic questions and confirmed that he has problems with his memory.
Jaime had been invited to the lecture, to discuss his relationship with 'Gabo' (Gabriel's nickname) and explained "He is doing well physically, but he has been suffering from dementia for a long time," he said. "He still has the humour, joy and enthusiasm that he has always had. It is a disease that runs in the family." Jaime also confirmed, during the lecture, that the famed author has stopped writing altogether and said "he has problems with his memory. Sometimes I cry because I feel like I'm losing him." Jaime, a younger brother of the author's is the first of his family members to speak publicly about the rumored deterioration of Gabriel's mental health.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez currently lives in Mexico and has made very few public appearances in the last few years. He is perhaps best known for his 1967 novel One Hundred Years of Solitude, considered to be a masterpiece of magic realism. Amongst his other best-known titles are Love in the Time of Cholera and Chronicle of a Death Foretold.


Contactmusic
Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Our Tastebuds Are Tingling For This Year's Hottest New Artists

The world's biggest fast food chain presents three of the top up-and-coming indie...

Our Tastebuds Are Tingling For This Year's Hottest New Artists

Benedict Cumberbatch, Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett: Meet The Cast of Andy Serkis’s ‘The Jungle Book’

Hot on the heels of Disney announcing their star filled Jungle Book cast, Warner...

Benedict Cumberbatch, Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett: Meet The Cast of Andy Serkis’s ‘The Jungle Book’

Maroon 5 - Animals [Lyric] Video

Ahead of their fifth studio album, 'V', in September, Maroon 5 is continuing their promotion by releasing the lyric video for their...

Maroon 5 - Animals (Lyric Video) Video

God Help the Girl Movie Review

With bouncy pop tunes and a breezy tone, this Scottish musical sometimes feels so weightless that it seems to float right out...

God Help the Girl Movie Review

Reviews: 'The One I Love' - Moss and Duplass Shine

Starring Mad Men’s Elizabeth Moss, The One I Love follows Ethan (Mark Duplass) and Sophie (Moss) attempt...

Reviews: 'The One I Love' - Moss and Duplass Shine

Jennifer Lawrence in Talks with Quentin Tarantino for 'The Hateful Eight'

Jennifer Lawrenceis in negotiations withQuentin Tarantinoto star in his forthcoming...

Jennifer Lawrence in Talks with Quentin Tarantino for 'The Hateful Eight'

Miley Cyrus Banned From Performing In Dominican Republic

Miley Cyrus has been banned from performing in the Dominican Republic. The...

Miley Cyrus Banned From Performing In Dominican Republic

Chris Pratt Pays Visit To Children's Hospital As Peter Quill

The world keeps on falling in love with Chris Pratt over and over again. After a...

Chris Pratt Pays Visit To Children's Hospital As Peter Quill

Win A Pair Of Lady Gaga Heartbeats Headphones From Beats By Dre

Welcome all you eagle-eyed freebie spotters to our latest competition where...

Win A Pair Of Lady Gaga Heartbeats Headphones From Beats By Dre
Advertisement

Comments

Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All