1 of 40: Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, seen in this photo waving to fans during the International Book Fair in Guadalajara, Mexico, in 2007, died on Thursday, April 17, 2014. Widely considered the most popular Spanish-language writer since Miguel de Cervantes in the 17th century, Garcia Marquez achieved literary celebrity that spawned comparisons to Mark Twain and Charles Dickens. (AP Photo / Guillermo Arias)

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