Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s brother, Jaime Garcia Marquez, confirmed last week that the legendary author is in fact suffering from senile dementia. During an academic conference in Cartegena de Indias, Colombia, El Universal reported that Jaime told the audience he “is doing well physically, but he has been suffering from dementia for a long time.”
Although his brother has not confirmed of whether or not this would affect his written work, Jaime Abello, director of the Gabriel García Márquez New Journalism Foundation in Cartagena, said that it has been understood for months that Mr. García Márquez would publish no more fiction.
This made me feel very sad. Gabo. :/