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.
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)
, 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."
he said to the Associated Press
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.
FILE - In this Feb. 13, 1961 file photo, Prime Minister Fidel Castro went cane cutting with thousands of other volunteer workers, and official announcements said he sliced off over 9,000 pounds of cane. As Fidel Castro turn 90 on Aug. 13, 2016, many Cubans openly describe themselves as capitalists, and say time has proven that Castro’s economic ideas do not work. They praise Cuba’s low crime, its health and educational benefits, its investments in making cultural activities and sports available to all, and its support for putting family and friends before work obligations. (AP Photo)
Fidel Castro attends the last day of the 7th Cuban Communist Party Congress in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, April 19, 2016. Fidel Castro formally stepped down in 2008 after suffering gastrointestinal ailments and public appearances have been increasingly unusual in recent years. (Ismael Francisco/Cubadebate via AP)
FILE - In a Sept. 20, 1960 file photo, Cuban leader Fidel Castro, left, and Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev hug at the United Nations. As Castro celebrates his 90th birthday on Aug. 13, 2016, hundreds of thousands of Cubans are running private businesses, buying and selling their homes and cars and checking the internet on imported cell phones. Tens of thousands of Cubans are emigrating to the United States, hollowing out the ranks of highly educated professionals. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler, File)
FILE - In this March 1985 file photo, Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro exhales cigar smoke during an interview at his presidential palace in Havana, Cuba. Castro, a Havana attorney who fought for the poor, overthrew dictator Fulgencio Batista's government on Jan. 1, 1959. As Castro turns 90 on Aug. 13, 2016, it’s an uncertain time, with no settled consensus around his legacy. The government and its backers laud Castro’s nationalism and his construction of a social safety net that provided free housing, education and health care to every Cuban. Less is said about decades of economic stewardship that, along with a U.S. trade embargo, has left Cuba’s infrastructure and its economy cash-strapped and still dependent on billions in aid from abroad. (AP Photo/ Charles Tasnadi, File)
The Associated Press contributed to this report.