Literary icon Gabriel Garcia Marquez dead at 87
Nobel Literature prize-winning writer and journalist, Colombian Gabriel Garcia Marquez, waves at the door of his house on his 87th birthday, in Mexico City, on March 6, 2014 [AFP]

Colombia's Nobel-winning novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez died Thursday in Mexico City at the age of 87, Mexican and Colombian media reported.

Garcia Marquez, the author of "One Hundred Years of Solitude," passed away at his home with his wife and two sons by his side, Mexico's Televisa anchor Joaquin Lopez-Doriga said on Twitter, echoing reports in Mexican and Colombian newspapers.

[Image via Agence France-Presse]