Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 85, Suffering From Dementia09 July 2012
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.
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