Cuba’s commander and Chief Fidel Castro has passed away at the age of 90. Ashen and grave, President Castro told the nation in an unexpected late night broadcast on state television that Fidel Castro had died and would be cremated on Saturday.
The announcement was long expected, given the former president’s age and health problems..
In his final years, Fidel lived in relative seclusion but occasionally wrote opinion pieces or appeared meeting with visiting dignitaries.
Castro’s younger brother Raul, who assumed the presidency of Cuba in 2006, announced the revolutionary leader’s death on television.
“The commander-in-chief of the Cuban revolution died at 10.29pm tonight.”
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