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 17), 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 (@shakira) April 17, 2019
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: