Fidel Castro Jr commits suicide

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Fidel “Fidelito” Castro Diaz-Balart, the son of the communist Cuban leader Fidel Castro, committed suicide, the government of Cuba announced Thursday night.

HAVANA, CUBA – FEBRUARY 27: Fidel ‘Fidelito’ Castro Diaz-Balart, son of Cuban revoloutionary leader Fidel Castro, attends the closing gala night for the week-long International Habano Cigar Festival on February 27, 2015 in Havana, Cuba. The annual cigar festival attracted tourists from around the world to sample the islands world renowned tobacco. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Díaz-Balart died at the age of 69 in Havana, Cuba. He had reportedly been seeking medical attention for the past few months after falling into a “deep depression,” The Miami Herald reported.

It is unclear at this time how he committed suicide.

This post will be updated as more information becomes available.

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