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Late Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro's Eldest Son Commits Suicide

News by Joey Jordan Published on 02 Feb,2018 Updated on 02 Feb,2018

Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart, the eldest son of late Cuban president Fidel Castro, has killed himself on Thursday after months-long depression treatment.

The nuclear scientist, 68, was also known as Fidelito or Little Fidel because of his appearance like his father. He had been diagnosed with depression and had been treated as an outpatient.

Late Cuban Presiden Fidel Castro's son Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart commited suicide at 68

Late Cuban Presiden Fidel Castro's son Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart committed suicide at 68

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The government website Cubadebate announced Castro's death where they wrote,

Diaz-Balart, who had been attended by a group of doctors for several months due to a state of profound depression, killed himself this morning.

Fidelito, who had the highest public figure among Fidel Castro's 11 children, was born in 1949 to Castro and his first wife Mirta Diaz-Balart- he is the only child of Castro with Mirta. Fidelito started living with his mother and her family in the US after his parent divorce.

When he visited his father in Mexico in 1955, the late Castro refused the boy go back to his mother. However, he was later abducted by armed men working for his mother's family. His custody was finally provided to his father after several years of tug-of-love.

Cuba's national nuclear program head and late Cuban president Fidel Castro's son Castro Diaz-Balart dies at 68

Cuba's national nuclear program head and late Cuban president, Fidel Castro's son Castro Diaz-Balart, dies at 68

Source: CBC News

Castro Diaz-Balart studied in the former Soviet Union and worked as a scientific counselor to the Cuban Council of State, and he was a vice-president of the Cuban Academy of Sciences at the time of his death.

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