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.