Fidel Castro’s son commits suicide after battle with depression: reports

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Eldest son of Fidel Castro commits suicide: report – Feb 2, 2018

HAVANA, Feb 1 (Reuters) – The son of late Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart, committed suicide on Thursday after being treated for months for depression, Cuban state-run media reported.

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“Diaz-Balart, who had been attended by a group of doctors for several months due to a state of profound depression, committed suicide this morning,” Cubadebate website said.

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Castro Junior, 68, also known as “Fidelito” because of how much he looked like his father, had initially been hospitalized for depression and then continued treatment outside of hospital.

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