Gabriel García Márquez’s Sister Dies At 91

This Thursday it was announced that Margarita García Márquez, one of the sisters of the Colombian Nobel Prize in Literature Gabriel García Márquezdied at her home in Barranquilla.

As reported by her nephew Gabriel Eligio Torres García, the woman died “during the quiet of the siesta after lunch.”

She died at the age of 91 in Barranquilla in a very calm way, sitting in a rocking chair asleep,” Torres García told Caracol Radio.

On her Instagram account, Torres wrote: “Another of the García Márquez is going to join the great heavenly handsome corner. Margarita García Márquez has just died at 91 in the city of Barranquilla. The third of Los García Márquez ”.

She was already totally dependent on the people around her and yesterday, after having lunch, she stayed sleepily resting, as was her custom, and when they went to wake her, at around five in the afternoon, she did not respond “, Torres García indicated.

Gabo’s sister was the inspiration for the character of La Rebeca from One Hundred Years of Solitude, and her nephew shared that, “Rebeca existed because Margarita existed and both of them tasted like a delicacy a handful of black earth. Peace in her grave”.

He commented that Margarita García Márquez had suffered a stroke two months ago and her health was gradually deteriorating


Amelia Warner– After graduating from NYU with a master's degree in history, She was also a columnist for many local newspapers. Amelia Warner mostly covers Entertainment topics, but at times loves to write about movie reviews as well.

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