Cuba state media: Fidel Castro’s son has killed himself

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HAVANA (AP) – Cuba state media is reporting that the oldest son of late Cuban leader Fidel Castro has killed himself.

Official website Cubadebate says Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart took his life Thursday after months of treatment for a “deeply depressed state.” He was 68.

The eldest son of Cuba’s former leader was known for his distinctive beard and resemblance to his father.

A brief note read on state television said that his treatment had “required a hospitalization regime then outpatient follow-up.”

Castro Diaz-Balart’s mother was Mirta Diaz-Balart, a woman from Cuba’s aristocracy who Castrol married in his youth before beginning the revolutionary struggle that later brought him and his brother Raul to power.WHAT OTHERS ARE CLICKING ON: 

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