Gabriel Garcia Marquez suffering from Dementia: brother
Sad news to report: Gabriel Garcia Marquez has dementia, according to the Nobel Prize winner’s brother.
Jaime Garcia confirmed rumors that his 85-year-old brother has dementia, but remains in good physical condition, according to Colombia Reports.
“Our whole family suffers from senile dementia,” Garcia said. “I’m also starting to have small problems,” cites the online pub.
“The 1967 masterpiece of magic realism, One Hundred Years of Solitude, begins with the story of a family unable to care for their senile grandfather,” states a BBC article on the announcement.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez currently lives in Mexico and has not made many public appearances in recent years.
He is best known for One Hundred Years of Solitude, which has sold more than 30 million copies and been translated into more than 30 languages, according to the BBC.
His novels include Love in the Time of Cholera, Chronicle of a Death Foretold and the The General in His Labyrinth.