Location: House of Jorge Amado Foundation, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. Ashes buried under a Mango tree in the garden.
Cause of death: Heart failure
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Brazilian writer of the modernist school. His work has been translated into forty-nine languages and popularised in film, notably Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands in 1978. He occupied the 23rd chair of the Brazilian Academy of Letters from 1961 until his death in 2001.