Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart, the child of the late Cuban revolutionary chief executive Fidel Castro , killed himself upon Thursday after being treated for years for depression, Cuban state-run mass media has reported.
“ Diaz-Balart, who had been attended with a group of doctors for several months as a result of state of profound depression, slain himself this morning, ” the Cubadebate website said.
Castro Junior, 68, also known as “ Fidelito” because of how much he appeared as if his father, had initially already been hospitalised for depression and then ongoing treatment outside of hospital.
Castro Diaz-Balart’ s mother has been Mirta Diaz-Balart, a woman from Cuba’ s aristocracy whom Castro wedded in his youth before beginning the revolutionary battle that later brought him great brother Raul to power.
A nuclear physicist who studied in the previous Soviet Union, Diaz-Balart had been functioning as a scientific counsellor to the Cuban council of state, as well as vice-president of the Cuban Academy of Sciences, at the time of his death.
His father, who built the communist state on the doorstep states during the cold war, died upon 26 November 2016 aged ninety.
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