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 at 10.29 p.m. on Friday night.
His remains will be cremated on Saturday.
Castro’s death comes just months after the Communist revolutionary predicted that his death was near.
He made his last official appearance before the country’s Communist Party in April, asking party members to help his ideas survive long after he died.