Fidel Castro, Cuba’s former president and legendary revolutionary leader, has passed away at the age of 90. His brother Raul Castro, who is the president of Cuba, announced the news. "The commander in chief of the Cuban revolution died at 22:29 hours this evening," he said.
The state-run television announced that Fidel Castro had passed away on the evening of 25th November, 2016 and Cuba would observe several days of mourning.
Fidel Castro served as prime minister of Cuba from 1959 to 1976 and as president from 1976 to 2008 – serving one of the longest reigns in political history. Hailed as a revolutionary savior by supporters, he became a symbol of dissent against imperialism. Although political thinkers labelled him a dictator, his regime in Cuba saved the island from American imperialism. Standing strong against imperialism, he gave rise to the first communist country in the West.