Juan Gelman

 

 

 

Age: 83

 

Summary: Argentine poet and left-wing activist considered as one of the most brilliant writers in Spanish of the 20th century who had suffered personal loss during Argentine's 1976-1983 military dictatorship when government forces kidnapped and killed his son and pregnant daughter-in-law as among tens of thousands of suspected leftists who were "disappeared" across Latin America in that era.

 

 

Cause of Death: Leukemia

 

Born: May 3, 1930

 

Died: January 14, 2014

 

Location: Mexico City, Mexico