Mexican author Carlos Fuentes dies at 83

MEXICO CITY Tue May 15, 2012 2:59pm EDT

MEXICO CITY May 15 (Reuters) - Mexican author Carlos Fuentes has died at the age of 83, President Felipe Calderon said on Tuesday via his Twitter account.

Fuentes was known for works including The Death of Artemio Cruz and The Old Gringo. (Reporting by Liz Diaz, writing by Krista Hughes; Editing by Anthony Boadle)

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