Daily Mail: Communist revolutionary Fidel Castro dies aged 90: Brother Raul announces former Cuban president's death on state television just months after he said he 'would die soon'
* Castro died at 10.29pm on Friday night, his brother Raul Castro announced on Cuban state TV
* The controversial leader led Cuba for nearly half a century as both prime minister and president
* Castro made his last official appearance before the country's Communist party in April and predicted that his death was near
Fidel Castro, who led the country of Cuba for nearly half a century, died Friday at the age of 90.
With a shaking voice, his younger brother, Raul Castro, announced on state television that his brother died on Friday night.
'Today, November 25, at 10.29 p.m., the Commander in Chief of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro Ruz passed away,' Raul Castro said in an address during the 11 o'clock news on Cuban TV.
'In compliance with the expressed will of Companion Fidel, his remains will be cremated.'
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