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.
March 6, 2014 Gabriel Garcia Marquez greets journalists and neighbors on his birthday outside his house in Mexico City. The Nobel Prize-winning writer died April 17 at his home in Mexico City. He was 87. Edgard Garrido/Reuters Buy Photo