RIP, Gregorio Fuentes.

The Cuban fisherman who was the inspiration for Ernest Hemingway’s novel, The Old Man and The Sea, has died at the age of 104. Gregorio Fuentes was the captain of Hemingway’s boat Pilar during the years that Hemingway lived in Cuba, and he developed a strong friendship with the author. It is thought that Hemingway modelled the central character of his Nobel prize-winning 1952 novel on Fuentes.

Hemingway’s Old Man Dies in Cuba


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