How Did Fidel Castro Die? 2016

Fidel Castro has died at 90 years old.  He was born on August 13, 1926 near Birán, Cuba.  He will be cremated Saturday.  Earlier this week, San Francisco 49ers quarterback, Colin Kaepernick praised Castro during a press conference.  When asked about a shirt he wore earlier this year, Kaepernick complimented Castro’s commitment to criminal justice reform and education.

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Who Is Fidel Castro?

Fidel Castro was Cuba’s Prime Minister from 1959 to 1976.  He is best known for orchestrating the Cuban Revolution.  Castro was the President of Cuba from 1976 to 2008.  In 1945 he began studying law at the University of Havana.  After graduating in 1950 he joined the Cuban People’s Party.  By 1959 he overthrew Fulgencia Batista and became the country’s prime minister.

How Did Fidel Castro Die?
How Did Fidel Castro Die? 2016

When Did Fidel Castro Die?

Castro died on Friday, November 26, 2016 at 10:29 PM local time according to Cuban media outlets.  Unlike previous rumors about Castro’s death, the news has been confirmed.  His prolonged absence from the public led many to believe that he was dead last year but that was not the case.

Fidel Castro Brother

Castro’s death was announced by his brother, Cuban President Raul Castro.  In the 1950s, Raul was a rebel commander.  When Fidel rose to power, Raul instantly became one of the party’s most important figures.  From 1959 to 2008 he was the Minister of the Armed Forces.