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    Fidel Castro’s eldest son ‘kills himself’ aged 68

    Fidel Castro’s eldest son has committed suicide at the age of 68, Cuban state-run media has reported. 
    Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart is said to have taken his own life on Thursday morning following a long period of hospital treatment for depression.
    Diaz-Balart, a nuclear physicist, had been released from care after several months and had been continuing treatment outside hospital when he died.
    Fidel Castro’s eldest son has committed suicide at the age of 68, Cuban state-run media has reported. 
    Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart is said to have taken his own life on Thursday morning following a long period of hospital treatment for depression.
    Diaz-Balart, a nuclear physicist, had been released from care after several months and had been continuing treatment outside hospital when he died.
    Diaz-Balart, Castro’s eldest son, was the most educated of the president’s children and became one of the country’s top nuclear scientists before his father sacked him.  
    Castro Diaz-Balart had been working as a scientific counselor to the Cuban Council of State and Vice-president of the Cuban Academy of Sciences at the time of his death.
    The now-deceased leader’s son had a troubled upbringing amid his father’s adultery and reign of power in Cuba.
    dailymail.co.uk