Twitter tributes have been flooding in to the late Colombian writer, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who died on Thursday (17 April) aged 87 at his home in Mexico City.
He was best known for his magical realist novels 'Love in the Time of Cholera' and 'One Hundred Years of Solitude', the latter of which he was awarded the Novel Prize for Literature in 1982.
Actress Mia Farrow led the tributes, saying "RIP Gabriel García Márquez. Awe and gratitude. "One Hundred Years of Solitude" "Love in the Time of Cholera".
While author Patrick Ness posted "One Hundred Years of Solitude is one of the key books of my entire life. RIP Gabriel Garcia Marquez."
"RIP Gabriel Garcia Marquez", "One Hundred Years of Solitude" and "Love in the Time of Cholera" started trending on Twitter soon after the news broke.
The Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos also tweeted about the author in Spanish "A thousand years of solitude and sadness for the death of the biggest Colombian of all time! Solidarity and condolences to Gabo and his family."
RIP Gabriel García Márquez. Awe and gratitude. "One Hundred Years of Solitude" "Love in the Time of Cholera" -- mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) April 17, 2014
RIP Gabriel Garcia-Marquez. Magical realism just got about 50 percent less magical.- Mr. Rutsky (@MrRutsky) April 17, 2014
One Hundred Years of Solitude is one of the key books of my entire life. RIP Gabriel Garcia Marquez.- Patrick Ness (@Patrick_Ness) April 17, 2014
RIP Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Time to (re-)read '100 Years of Solitude'- John McTernan (@johnmcternan) April 17, 2014
Sad to hear Gabriel Garcia Marquez died. ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE was a life-changing work for me. May angels lead you in, Gabo.- Daniel Nayeri (@DanielNayeri) April 17, 2014
For many, of whom I am one, Gabriel García Márquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude was our first encounter with magical realism.- Ayo Obe (@naijama) April 17, 2014
"Death really did not matter to him, but life did..."" RIP, Gabriel Garcia Marquez.- Emily Giffin (@emilygiffin) April 17, 2014
Marquez was considered by many to be the greatest most influential and most widely read writer in Spanish since Miguel de Cervantes in the 17th century.
He had been recovering from pneumonia in his Mexico City home since 8 April and was reported to have been in a fragile condition.