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Garcia Marquez, godfather of magic realism, dies at 87

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel-winning Colombian author who used magical realism to tell epic stories of love, family and dictatorship in Latin America, died Thursday at the age of 87. 

Colombian Nobel Prize for Literature 1982 Gabriel Garcia Marquez (R) leans out of the window of the train upon arrival at his hometown Aracataca, Colombia on May 30, 2007

Known affectionately as "Gabo," the author of "One Hundred Years of Solitude" and "Love in the Time of Cholera" became one of the most popular Latin American novelists in the world and the godfather of a literary movement that witnessed a continent in turmoil.

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