Raul Castro, Fidel’s brother and current president of Cuba, announced the death of Fidel Castrol on state television early on Saturday.
Until his demise, the former Cuban president was aged 90.
The revolutionary and former president retreated from the public eye in 2006 following emergency surgery for intestinal bleeding. His health problems forced him to temporarily hand power to his younger brother, defense minister Raul Castro, who permanently took his place as president in 2008.
Castro’s death follows a historic thawing of relations between Cuba and the United States with the announcement in mid-December that the countries planned to restore diplomatic and economic ties.
Fidel Castro, the father of communist Cuba led the country as a one party state from 1976 to 2008.
Despite bringing revolution in the country, Fidel’s opponents accused him of brutally supressing the opposition.
Cuban people have lauded Fidel Castro for giving the country back to people and they have gathered in different places paying their last tributes to their beloved president.