Fidel Castro Díaz-Balart Age, Death Cause, Wife, Children, Family, Biography, Facts & More

Fidel Castro Díaz-Balart

Real NameFidel Castro Díaz-Balart
Nickname(s)Fidelito, Little Fidel
ProfessionNuclear Physicist
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 188 cm
in meters- 1.88 m
in feet inches- 6’ 2”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 90 kg
in pounds- 198 lbs
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorGray
Personal Life
Date of BirthSeptember 1, 1949
Birth PlaceHavana, Cuba
Date of DeathFebruary 1, 2018
Place of DeathHavana, Cuba
Age (at the time of death)68 Years
Death CauseSuicide (following a long period of hospital treatment for depression)
Zodiac sign/Sun signVirgo
HometownHavana, Cuba
SchoolNot Known
College/University/InstituteThe Higher Institute of Science and Technology, Soviet Union
Educational QualificationGraduated in Nuclear Physics from the Higher Institute of Science and Technology in the former USSR
FamilyFather- Fidel Castro (Cuban Leader)
Fidel Castro Díaz-Balart Father Fidel Catsro
Mother- Mirta Diaz-Balart
Fidel Castro Díaz-Balart Mother Mirta Diaz-Balart
Brothers- Antonio Castro-Soto (Half-Brother),
Fidel Castro Díaz-Balart Half-Brother Antonio Castro-Soto
Alejandro Castro-Soto,
Fidel Castro Díaz-Balart Half-Brother Alejandro Castro-Soto
Alex Castro-Soto,
Fidel Castro Díaz-Balart Half-Brother Alex Castro-Soto
Jorge Angel Castro, Alexis Castro-Soto, Angel Castro-Soto
Sisters- Alina Fernández,
Fidel Castro Díaz-Balart Half-Sister Alina Fernández
Francisca Pupo
ReligionNot Known
Ethnicity/RaceCuban (Spanish, including Asturian, Canary Islander, and Galician)
HobbiesReading, Writing, Traveling
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known
Wife/SpouseNatalia Smirnov (1st wife)
Maria Victoria Barreiro
ChildrenSons- Fidel Antonio Castro Smirnov, a professor of nuclear physics,
Fidel Antonio Castro Smirnov
Jose Raul Castro Smirnov, a postdoc student at the Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies (both from his 1st wife)
Jose Raul Castro Smirnov
Daughter- Mirta Maria Castro Smirnov, a Professor of Mathematics (from his 1st wife)
Fidel Castro Díaz-Balart Daughter Mirta Maria Castro Smirnov

Fidel Castro Díaz-Balart

Some Lesser Known Facts About Fidel Castro Díaz-Balart

  • Did Fidel Castro Díaz-Balart smoke?: Yes
  • Did Fidel Castro Díaz-Balart drink alcohol?: Yes
  • He was born as the eldest son of the great Cuban leader Fidel Castro and his first wife Mirta Diaz-Balart. Fidel Castro Díaz-Balart With His Parents
  • He was born in 1949, 10 years before his father Fidel Castro led the revolution that created the Communist State in Cuba. Fidel Castro Díaz-Balart With His Father Fidel Castro
  • His mother, Mirta Diaz-Balart was the daughter of a prominent pre-revolution politician.
  • After his parents divorced, Fidel Castro Díaz-Balart went to live with his mother’s family in the United States. However, while on a visit to his father in Mexico in 1955, Fidel Castro took over his custody from his mother and refused to allow him to return to his mother.
  • For his stark resemblance to his father, he was also known as ‘Fidelito’ (Little Fidel). Fidel Castro Díaz-Balart And His Father Fidel Castro
  • He was the most educated of Fidel Castro’s children and became a prominent Cuban Nuclear Scientist and an Adviser to the Council of the State of Cuba.
  • He had also headed Cuba’s national nuclear programme. However, when in 1992, plans for a nuclear plant were dropped because of a lack of funding, Fidel Castro Díaz-Balart largely withdrew from public life.
  • His cousin Mario Díaz-Balart is a staunch critic of the Cuban government and a Republican congressman in Florida. Mario Díaz-Balart
  • In 2015, he was seen alongside model Naomi Campbell and socialite Paris Hilton at a lavish cigar party in Havana. Fidel Castro Díaz-Balart With Paris Hilton At A Cigar Party In Havana
  • On February 1, 2018, Cuban state-run media announced that he had committed suicide at the age of 68 following a long period of hospital treatment for depression.

  • Here’s a conversation with Fidel Castro Díaz-Balart:

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