Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies

Some very sad news. Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Columbian Nobel prize-winning author  has died in Mexico aged 87, the BBC has reported.

Garcia Marquez, was forced to end his writing career in mid-2012 due to the onset of dementia, following a battle with lymphatic cancer beginning in 1999.

The author produced the very highly regarded One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera among his works.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez was was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1982.