Fidel Castro's Son Dies After Committing Suicide

Feb. 2 2018, Updated 12:35 a.m. ET

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The son of late Cuban communist leader Fidel Castro died on Thursday after committing suicide.

Fidel Ángel "Fidelito" Castro Díaz-Balart took his own life after months of treatment for depression, Cuban state-run media reported.

“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.

Castro Junior was hospitalized for depression but continued outpatient treatment.

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He was 68-years-old.

If you or someone you know is in an emotional distress or suicidal, please call the Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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