Shakira Pays Tribute to Gabriel García Márquez on Fifth Anniversary of His Death


Shakira, who recorded two songs for the film ‘Love in the Time of Cholera,’ posted a video talking about her memories of the famed author.

Shakira paid tribute to Gabriel García Márquez on the fifth anniversary of his death with a video in which she talks about her memories of the famed Colombian author.

The singer, who met the Nobel-prize winning author when she was 21 years old, said in the video she posted on social media Wednesday night (April 18), remembered García Márquez “for his sense of humor, his warmth, his humanity; his way of speaking, so adorned with mannerisms.” He died on April 17, 2014 at age 87.

She ended her tribute by quoting the writer: “Remembering is easy for those who have memory,  forgetting is difficult for those who have a heart.”

Shakira wrote and performed two songs for the 2007 film based on the writer’s book “Love in the Time of Cholera”: “Hay Amores” and “Despedida.” She described them as being among her best.

Listen to them here: