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Fidel Castro's son commits suicide

Published:Thursday | February 1, 2018 | 9:56 PM
Fidel Ángel Castro Díaz-Balart was found dead Thursday morning.

The 68-year-old son of Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro has committed suicide in Havana.

Cuba's state media say Fidel Ángel Castro Díaz-Balart was found dead Thursday morning and is said to have suffered from depression.

State television said he had been receiving medical treatment as an outpatient in recent months, following a hospital admission.

Castro Díaz-Balart worked as a nuclear physicist having trained in the former Soviet Union.

Popularly known as "Fidelito", he was the first-born son of the former president, who died in November 2016.

At the time of his death, he was a scientific adviser for the Cuban Council of State and he served as vice president of Cuba's Academy of Sciences.

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