Fidel Castro’s Eldest Son Commits Suicide


Havana: The eldest son of late Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart, has committed suicide, Cuba state-run media reported on Friday. As per the reports, Diaz-Balart was being treated for depression since months and took the extreme step on Thursday.

As per a Cuba news website, Diaz-Balart was being attended by a group of doctors since several months due to a state of profound depression.

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Initially, the 68-year-old Castro Junior had been hospitalised for depression and then continued treatment outside of hospital. He was also known as ‘Fidelito’, because of how much he looked like his father.