Oldest son of Fidel Castro ends his life

The eldest son of the late Fidel Castro has committed suicide, reports the Cuban staatskrant Granma. Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart was the 68-year-old son from the first marriage of the Cuban leader, Mirta Diaz-Balart.

Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart was suffering for months from depression. His nickname was ‘Fidelito’ (little Fidel, eds.), because he is so strong his father seemed. When the marriage of his parents ended, was the small Fidel the use of an off fight between his father and mother. Mirta Diaz-Balart took him as a 5-year-old boy with him to the US. His father showed him during a visit to Cuba did not return, but Mirta had her son by armed men to return to the US.

‘The doctor in the science Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart, who for months by doctors was treated for severe depression, has his life terminated the first of February in the morning’, wrote the overheidskrant Granma Friday.

‘Fidelito’ was born on 1 september 1949. His father sent him to the Soviet Union to nuclear physics to study. After a topcarrière as a nuclear physicist, he was vice-president of the Academy of Sciences in Cuba, a position he until his death was active.

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