Photo: Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Colombian Nobel literature laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez has been discharged from the Mexico City hospital where he underwent treatment for pneumonia and will continue his recovery at home, sources at the medical center said.
The 87-year-old author of “One Hundred Years of Solitude,” known affectionately throughout Latin America as “Gabo,” entered the National Institute of Health Sciences and Nutrition on March 31 with symptoms of dehydration and lung and urinary-tract infections and left the hospital on Tuesday.
Garcia Marquez departed in “a delicate state” and will “convalesce at home,” hospital spokeswoman Jacqueline Pineda told reporters after the media spotted an ambulance leaving the facility.
The same ambulance was seen minutes later pulling into Gabo’s residence in the Mexico City borough of Coyoacan.
The author suffered a “quite severe pneumonia” and, though the crisis has passed, will be monitored at home to ensure the infection does not return, Mexican Health Secretary Mercedes Juan Lopez said Tuesday.
Garcia Marquez, who has lived in Mexico City for decades and is known for novels that employ a literary style known as “magical realism,” was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature in 1982.