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One Hundred Years of Solitude Author Suffering From Dementia

July 9, 2012  |  3:30pm
<i>One Hundred Years of Solitude</i> Author Suffering From Dementia

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, famous for novels such as Love in the Time of Cholera and One Hundred Years of Solitude, is no longer writing due to his trouble with dementia.

In an interview with BBC News, Marquez’s brother Jaime said that the writer calls often to ask basic questions.

“He has problems with his memory,” said Jaime. “Sometimes I cry because I feel like I’m losing him.”

It’s a disease that runs in Marquez’s family. Although the writer is no longer penning novels, according to his brother, he still is in good physical health and retains his humor and enthusiasm.

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