Gabriel Garcia Marquez - Gabriel Garcia Marquez Has Dementia
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."