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Fidel Castro

Reportedly Suffers Stroke

... Close to Death

10/19/2012 7:57 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Fidel Castro has reportedly suffered an embolic stroke ... and his health is so bad, the 86-year-old former leader of Cuba can barely eat, speak or recognize people.

The news is being reported by El Nuevo Herald, which says it spoke with Jose Marquina -- "a respected doctor" who assured the paper he has firsthand sources and information about Castro.

The doctor told the Herald, "[Castro] could last weeks like that, but what I can say is that we’ll never again see him in public.”  

The last time Castro was seen out in public was back in March -- when Pope Benedict XVI visited Cuba.

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Stacy    

♫knock, knock, knockin' on Heavens door♫

705 days ago
2.

It's Dave    

Who knows what kind of power struggle Castro's death will bring about, but for the sake of the people of Cuba I hope the transition is a peaceful one.

705 days ago
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Phishie from Philly    

I thought he died 20 years ago
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Phishie from Philly

705 days ago
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Kari    

I wish freedom for the people of Cuba--real freedom. Where they don't have to risk their lives trying to get away.

705 days ago
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Phishie from Philly    

I'd hate to be him on judgement day.
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705 days ago
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Phishie from Philly    

He's been old for the last 50 years.
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705 days ago
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Pudding Tang    

There will be one less major arsehole in the world soon but not soon enough! evil bastard

705 days ago
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MADE MAN    

Get well Castro

705 days ago
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Reallly    

And we care because?

705 days ago
10.

Canadasux    

Good. But, it was fifty years too late.

705 days ago
11.

Eldridge Cleaver    

This is great news! For anyone in need of a good laugh, google "Castro falls down" & get ready to giggle.

705 days ago
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Phishie from Philly    

Hey Fidel, give Bin Laden a message on your way down. Tell him I said for both of y'all's to rot in HELL.
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705 days ago
13.

justagirl    

Wonder how Fila feels about the free "promotion" of their brand from a universally hated dictator.

705 days ago
14.

SIXSIXSIX    

good thing cuba has universal healthcare

705 days ago
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myopinion    

GREAT NEWS...Karma is a B!t$H...and then you die horribly!

705 days ago
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