Fidel “Fidelito” Castro Díaz-Balart, the eldest son of former Cuban President Fidel Castro, took his own life on Thursday evening. Balart was 68 years old and has been battling depression in the recent months reports say. News of his death first broke through state ran media in Cuba.
“Castro 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.
One of the first major national outlets to pick it up was Associated Press: