Celebs Paid Tribute To Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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Forest Whitaker, Lena Dunham, Shakira and Eva Longoria have all paid their tributes to a Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez after he died on Thursday, April 17.

The author passed away in Mexico City, Mexico, at his home, at the age of 87. He had been battling health problems for a long time, and his death triggered a lot of sadness in the showbiz community.

Many celebs took to their Twitter.com lines to quote Marquez and pay their tributes.

Among many, U.S. President Barack Obama wrote,

“The world has lost one of its greatest visionary writers – and one of my favourites from the time I was young.”

Juan Manuel Santos, Colombian President, referenced his most famous piece, One Hundred Years of Solitude, saying,

“One Hundred Years of Solitude and sadness for the death of the greatest Colombian of all time.”

Eva Longoria also loved the great work of the late writer. She also said,

“My heart hurts today with the loss of the great Gabriel García Márquez. Thank you for sharing your talent with us. RIP.”

Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker shared a quote from Marquez, writing,

“It’s enough for me to be sure that you and I exist at this moment – ‪Gabriel Garcia Marquez – RIP, you will always exist in our hearts.”

‘Girls’ star Lena Dunham added,

“I once made out with someone purely because I thought he might be related to Gabriel Garcia Marquez. What a beautiful writer – RIP.”

Other celebs include Colombian Shakira, who wrote an emotional open letter to the late writer,

“Dear Gabo, you once said that life isn’t what one lived, but the life one remembers and how he remembers it to retell it… your life, dear Gabo, will be remembered by all of us as a unique and singular gift, and as the most original story of all. It’s difficult to say goodbye to you, with all that you’ve given us! You will always be in my heart and in those of all who loved and admired you. Shak.”

Others who have shared their condolences were actress Daryl Hannah, model Christy Turlington and musician Flea.

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