: Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87: Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the master of magical realism whose rich and allusive explorations of myth and reality in Latin America won him the Nobel Prize for literature and a place among the greatest writers of the 20th century, died April 17 at his home in Mexico City. He was 87.

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Gabriel García Márquez dies at 87

Nobel laureate’s explorations of myth and reality placed him among the greatest writers of the 20th century.

Armando Peraza, world-recognized drummer, dies at 89

Armando Peraza, world-recognized drummer, dies at 89

The Cuban-born musician performed with Carlos Santana for nearly two decades.

Ellen M. Dombroski, educator in Virginia, dies at 100

Ellen M. Dombroski, educator in Virginia, dies at 100

Mrs. Dombroski established the library at Fairfax City’s Paul VI Catholic High School in 1983.

Julian R. Dugas, influential D.C. government official, dies

Julian R. Dugas, influential D.C. government official, dies

Mr. Dugas became a power broker in the administration of former D.C. mayor Walter E. Washington.

Doris Pilkington Garimara, Australian writer, dies at 76

Doris Pilkington Garimara, Australian writer, dies at 76

Her work helped spur discussion of a dark period in Australian history and led to a policy shift.

Phyllis Frelich, Tony-winning deaf actress, dies at 70

Phyllis Frelich, Tony-winning deaf actress, dies at 70

Ms. Frelich helped found the National Theatre of the Deaf soon after graduating from Gallaudet.

Sue Townsend, British comic author, dies at 68

Sue Townsend, British comic author, dies at 68

Ms. Townsend’s most popular creation was Adrian Mole, whom she followed from teen to adult.

Jesse Winchester, singer-songwriter, dies at 69

Jesse Winchester, singer-songwriter, dies at 69

After moving to Canada in the 1960s to avoid the draft, Mr. Winchester wrote longingly of his native South.

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