04/18/2014 04:15 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Newspapers Pay Tribute To Gabriel García Márquez

Gabriel García Márquez's death prompted an outpouring of tributes from newspapers around the world on Friday.

Márquez died at the age of 87 on Thursday. The Nobel-prize winning author was renowned for his literary works and pioneering the genre of magical realism. He was widely considered the most influential Spanish-language writer of the 20th century.

Lesser known was his first career in newspaper journalism. "I've always been convinced that my true profession is that of a journalist," Márquez once said.

Here is how newspapers all over the world celebrated his life and career on Friday:

El País, Colombia
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Libération, France
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El Territorio, Argentina
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De Standaard, Belgium
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Jornal Do Commercio, Brazil
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Perú 21, Peru
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Los Angeles Times, USA

El Comercio, Ecuador
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CORRECTION: The first picture is from Friday's edition of Colombia's El País newspaper, not Spain's as the article originally said.