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Fidel Castro, Cuba's revolutionary leader who defied US, dies at 90

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Cuba's former President, Fidel Castro, has died at age 90. No cause of death reported.

Raul Castro announces death of Fidel Castro !

His death was announced by Cuban state television.

President Raul Castro said that his older brother died at 10:29 p.m. Friday. He ended the announcement by shouting the revolutionary slogan:

"Toward victory, always!"


A controversial leader

Fidel Castro led a rebel army to improbable victory in Cuba, embraced Soviet-style communism and defied the power of 10 U.S. presidents during his half century rule.

He was seen as a ruthless dictator by some and hailed as a revolutionary hero by others.

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People gather at an office of the Popular Assembly decorated with a picture of Cuban leader Fidel Castro after the announcement of his death on national TV by his brother Raul in Havana, Cuba, early Saturday Nov. 26, 2016. Former President Fidel Castro, who led a rebel army to improbable victory in Cuba, embraced Soviet-style communism and defied the power of 10 U.S. presidents during his half century rule, has died at age 90.(AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

"Fidel? Fidel?" he said to the Associated Press, slapping his head in shock. "It's a tragedy," said 22-year-old nurse Dayan Montalvo. "We all grew up with him. I feel really hurt by the news that we just heard."

Castro's death sparked celebrations on the streets of Miami.

Some Cubans celebrated with champagne, music and pots and pans.

Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado reacts to Castro's death.

Fidel Castro's will take place on December 4, after 9 days of mourning.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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