The Argentinian writer Ernesto Sábato has died at the age of 99.
Sábato, whose “The Tunnel” is hailed as an existentialist classic, was viewed as a hero by many of his compatriots.
At the end of Argentina’s military rule, he was chosen to preside over the National Commission of the Disappeared, a probe into crimes committed by the Junta.
The fate of thousands who went missing during the dictatorship still prompts an annual remembrance ceremony and march.
Sábato died from complications from bronchitis.