Agencia EFEApril 17, 2014 18:04
Mexico City, Apr 17 (EFE).- Colombian Nobel prize-winning writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez died Thursday at his home in this capital, the chairman of Mexico's National Council for Culture and the Arts said. He was 87.
"He is a man who has entered into eternity and universality," Rafael Tovar told Mexican television.
"A thousand years of solitude and sadness for the death of the greatest Colombian of all time! Solidarity and condolences to the family," Colombia's president, Juan Manuel Santos, said on Twitter after learning of the novelist's death.