Sad news, rocks the literary world. Gabriel García Márquez's writing career has come to end due to dementia. In article from The Guardian titled, Gabriel García Márquez's writing career ended by dementia, Conal Urquhart writes the following:
The Nobel prizewinning author Gabriel García Márquez is suffering from senile dementia and can no longer write, his brother has revealed.
Jaime García Márquez told students in Cartagena, Colombia, that his older brother, affectionately know as Gabo, calls him on the telephone to ask basic questions."He has problems with his memory. Sometimes I cry because I feel like I'm losing him," he said.The 85-year-old Colombian writer won the Nobel prize in 1982 and is best known for novels including One Hundred Years of Solitude, Love in the Time of Cholera and Chronicle of a Death Foretold.
He has fought a long battle against lymphatic cancer which he contracted in 1999 and it is believed that the cancer treatment has accelerated his mental decline.
I had the opportunity to read Gabriel García Márquez's novella, Memories of My Melancholy Whores a few years ago. What a unique writer. I am saddened to hear the news of Gabriel García Márquez's declining health. I wish him and his family the best during this difficult time.