• At the age of 92 Antonio Gala dies, the last icon of literary success of the twentieth century

The world of letters is in mourning. The great Antonio Gala has left us at the age of 92, in Cóordoba, where he was secluded in the last decade.

Many are the signs of affection that the writer is receiving, honest words and condolences that remember him as one of the most successful authors.

The Minister of Culture, Miquel Iceta, stressed on Twitter that "his work remains forever", words that accompany a "Rest in peace".

His ministry has highlighted that he received the Gold Medal for Merit in the Fine Arts.

For his part, the president of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno, has referred to the author of 'The Crimson Manuscript' as "a genius whom we will always remember with affection". Moreno recalled that he is Favorite Son of Andalusia and one of the great poets and playwrights of our time. He had an Andalusian heart and an admirable talent."

The mayor of Córdoba and candidate of the Popular Party (PP) for re-election in the municipal elections of this Sunday, May 28, José María Bellido, has highlighted minutes, after confirming the death of the author of 'The Turkish Passion'.

In statements to the media after exercising his right to vote this Sunday at the La Salle School in the capital of Córdoba, the councilor recalled that Antonio Gala "liked to say what his origins were and boast about them. He was one of the people who has best understood and defined what Cordoba is."

For the journalist Jordi Évole, Antonio Gala, was one of the funniest people he has ever met, "provocative" and "intelligent".

In turn, the 'popular' Andrea Levy has remembered him as "a unique literary voice that spread the passion for books to thousands of readers".

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