Fidel Castro's Son Fidelito Commits Suicide After Months Of Struggle With Depression
On 4th February 2018
Fidel Castro's eldest son commits suicide after a long struggle with depression. According to an official statement released Little Fidel had been battling suicide for last few months and was undergoing treatment for it but in the end gave in to the disease and claimed his own life.
#1 Depression, The Silent Killer
Depression is an illness that spares no one. It can cling to a person throughout its life and day by day suck the life out of him. Visibly the person looks happy and satisfied with life but from inside he is as good as dead. This is how mental illness feels like, it suffocates the person to death. It does not matter if you are the son of a president or you are a peasant, as depression itself is not limited to a specific person only. Every day it claims the lives of thousands, some make it to the headlines and others don't even get diagnosed.
#2 Castro's Eldest Son Committed Suicide
Former Cuban President, Fidel Castro's eldest son, Fidel "Fidelito" Castro Diaz-Balart, after a long struggle with depression, has unfortunately given into it and committed suicide last Thursday. According to the government website, Fidelito, 68 was diagnosed with depression in the past few months and getting treatment for it in the hospital.
#3 Nicknamed As Little Fidel
Fidelito was the only child of Castro with his first wife Mirta Diaz-Balart and was nicknamed as Fidelito" or Little Fidel as he resembled his father in looks. The official statement released by government read, "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."
The details of the method of suicide have not been disclosed to the public.
#4 Mirta's Family Went Into Exile In 1959
Fidelito's mother Mirta has already divorced Castro when he started his reign in 1959. At that time her relatives went into exile to form Miami's anti-Castro exile community. History says that Fidelito was taken to the US along with his mother in 1955 after Castro was incarcerated for attacking the Moncada military barracks in Santiago.