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Gabriel Garcia Marquez Is Suffering From Dementia

Literature Nobel Price Colombian Gabriel García Márquez, at his arrival to the University of Guadalajara in Guadalajara Mexico,  23 November 2007. AFP PHOTO/Ivan Garcia (Photo credit should read IVAN GARCIA/AFP/Getty Images)

The 85-year-old Colombian Nobel laureate and author of One Hundred Years of Solitude — among many other good things — has stopped writing altogether, his brother Jaime Garcia Marquez told a group of students in Cartagena. "He has problems with his memory," he said, though "he still has the humor, joy and enthusiasm that he has always had."

Photo: IVAN GARCIA/2007 AFP