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"Writer Garcia Marquez's Brother Dies"
Writer Garcia Marquez's Brother Dies
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - Author and journalist Eligio Garcia
Marquez, a younger brother of Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia
Marquez, died Friday of an illness, his family said. He was 53.
Eligio Garcia Marquez, one of 12 siblings of the Colombian
writer, was widely reported to have had a brain tumor.
Despite the illness, he still published an acclaimed account
this year of how his brother was inspired to write his signature
masterpiece, "One Hundred Years of Solitude."
He also published a 1978 novel, "Para matar el tiempo" ("To
Kill Time") and a 1982 collection of writings by nine emerging
Latin American writers.
At the time of his death, Eligio Garcia Marquez held the
position of general coordinator of Colombia's Cambio news magazine,
a respected weekly that Gabriel Garcia Marquez purchased several
He is survived by his wife and two children. Funeral
arrangements were not immediately known.
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