Breaking news – Havana (NEWZ247) Son of late Cuban pioneer Fidel Castro killed himself on Thursday following quite a while of treatment for depression, state media announced. He was 68.
Official site Cubadebate said Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart had been in a “profoundly discouraged state.” A short note read on state TV said his treatment had “required an underlying hospitalization then outpatient follow-up.”
The oldest son of Cuba’s late progressive pioneer was known for his likeness to his dad, acquiring him the epithet Fidelito or Little Fidel.
Castro Diaz-Balart considered atomic physics science in the previous Soviet Union and filled in as logical counsel to Cuba’s Council of State. He was VP of the Cuban Academy of Sciences. He already drove its atomic program.
Castro Diaz-Balart was destined to Fidel Castro’s first spouse, Mirta Diaz-Balart, a lady from Cuba’s nobility who Fidel wedded in his childhood before starting the progressive battle that later conveyed him and his sibling Raul to control.
In view of his maternal ancestry, Castro Diaz-Balart is cousin to Republican Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart, who speaks to Cuban outcasts in Florida.
Fidel Castro, the father, passed on in November 2016 at age 90.