Literary pioneer, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, died Thursday at his home in Mexico City at the age of 87.
While the exact cause of death remains unknown, Marquez’s fans continue to mourn the loss of the man who gave us 100 years of Solitude, a novel that Bill Clinton couldn’t put down once he started reading it. According to ABC News, the former president said, “I realized this man had imagined something that seemed like a fantasy but was profoundly true and profoundly wise.”
Many took to Twitter, posting either their condolences or quotes from the master journalist, who will be remembered with the rest of the classics.
Many spoke of Garcia Marquez’s positive impact on their lives as writers.
So sad to know about demise of #GabrielGarciaMarquez One of my spiritual mentors His writings played a vital role to build my personality.
— Shama Junejo (@ShamaJunejo) April 18, 2014
I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Gabriel Garcia Marquez – his writing inspired me & millions of others around the world.
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) April 18, 2014
While others pulled from obituaries and tributes written around the world.
“He could find the seam of fiction in the rational world—the places where life shimmers, like a highway in the heat.” http://t.co/ZN2fyeFiYf
— Megan Garber (@megangarber) April 18, 2014
Not every writer gets tributes from two U.S. presidents, but the late #GabrielGarciaMarquez was not every writer: http://t.co/lflz4GKXBS
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) April 18, 2014
The rest quoted lines from the writer and his famous works, because sometimes there isn’t anything else to say.
Gabriel García Márquez passed away yesterday. He’ll still magically speak to one old woman in rural Colombia, but no one will believe her.
— Josh Gondelman (@joshgondelman) April 18, 2014
‘…nothing in this world was more difficult than love.’ From ‘Love in the Time of Cholera’, Gabriel García Márquez (1927-2014).
— Granta Magazine (@GrantaMag) April 18, 2014
“The only regret I will have in dying is if it is not for love.” – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
— risa hontiveros (@risahontiveros) April 18, 2014
“In the end all books are written for your friends.” Remembering Gabriel García Márquez http://t.co/SNpEtHFZ6W
— Maria Popova (@brainpicker) April 18, 2014
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