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Nobel writer Garcia Marquez hospitalised in Mexico for pneumonia: report

Published on Apr 4, 2014 2:34 AM

MEXICO CITY (AFP) - Colombia's Nobel-winning writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the 87-year-old author of "One Hundred Years of Solitude," was hospitalised Thursday for undisclosed reasons in Mexico City, a health ministry official said.

"The family has asked us not to disclose information about his state of health," the official told AFP on condition of anonymity.

Garcia Marquez, who made Mexico City his home three decades ago, was taken to the National Medical Science and Nutrition Institute in the south of the capital.

Mexican media reported that Garcia Marquez was hospitalised with pneumonia.

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