People sit in Bolivar Square watching a screen project a live image of a concert in honor of the late Nobel Literature laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez outside the Cathedral in Bogota, Colombia, Tuesday, April 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
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Garcia Marquez died at his Mexico City home on April 17 .The manuscript apparently dates to about the time Garcia Marquez was writing his last novel, "Memories of my Melancholy Whores," which was published in 2004, and deals with similar themes of forms of love; Garcia Marquez, beset by a failing memory, apparently did not write much in recent years.Garcia Marquez biographer Gerald Martin said the manuscript apparently started as a short story.In Bogota, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos presided Tuesday over a tribute held in Garcia Marquez's honor.Garcia Marquez was a longtime friend of former leader Fidel Castro and also a major backer of Cuba's marquee international cinema bash, held every December.Castro, who is largely out of sight in recent years, has not commented publicly on his Garcia Marquez's passing.
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