Gabriel Garcia Marquez Ashes Laid to Rest in Colombia, Mexico

Gabriel García Márquez …. ” “the greatest Colombian of all times” …

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The magical realist author of “One Hundred Years of Solitude” died at the age of 87 on April 17, 2014 in Mexico, TeleSur reports.
The ashes of Nobel Literature laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez were laid to rest in Cartagena, on Colombia’s Caribbean coast, following a tribute to the author Sunday.

His ashes were placed inside stonework under a specially made bust during a private ceremony in a former convent, called the Claustro de la Merced, near the home where he liked to stay.

During the event, Marquez’s two sons unveiled the bronze bust of the author by British sculptor Katie Murray, which will remain in the building’s courtyard.

Huge yellow butterflies, a symbol of magical realism, the genre Garcia Marquez helped make famous, graced the cloister’s trees for the ceremony, which was attended by his widow and some 400 guests, most dressed in white

“It’s an honor for the city…

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