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Author Fri Apr 18 2014
Everyone from People Magazine to NPR has been posting on their twitter accounts the passing of renowned Columbian author Gabriel Gracia Marquez who died yesterday, April 17, 2014 at the age of 87 in Mexico City, Mexico.
Marquez was best known for his novels One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967) and Love in the Time of Cholera (1985). He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1982. Marquez has been called one of the world's significant authors of the 20th century and one of the most popular Spanish-language authors since Cervantes.
See how Chicagoans are honoring his life and work via their Twitter accounts.
Chicago Latino Writers (@ChiLatinoWrites) tweets a Marquez quote "Remembering is easy for those who have memory forgetting is hard for those who have heart"
Logan Square bookstore Uncharted Books (@UnchartedBooks) tweets, "We don't know what to say about Gabriel Garcia Marquez's passing except that we are stunned and saddened. He was one of our greatest authors."
Notable music venue The Empty Bottle (@theemptybottle) tweets, "Empty Bottle Weather Report: a little less magical. RIP Gabriel Garcia Marquez."
Chicago poet and writer Daniela Olszewska (@bloodyicecream) tweeted, "If you can't do a Gabriel Garcia Marquez RIP post w/o plugging yr own book, maybe don't do a Gabriel Garcia Marquez RIP post?"
CBS channel 2 news anchor Kate Sullivan (@Ksullivancbs2) also tweeted a Marquez quote, "It's not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams."
Author and Chicago transplant Irvine Welsh (@WelshIrvine) wrote, "R.I.P. Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Literary giant. #OYOS"
Literary organization 826CHI (@826CHI) tweeted another Marquez quote, "There is always something left to love." #RIP.