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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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Mabel Leaf    

I hope this does not interfere with my vacation plans.

700 days ago
17.

The New Improved Sock Puppet    

Took him long enough, although he's been "dead" in the news before. I'll believe it when I see it. I'm curious as to what will open up to Cuba and it's people. I just hope the USA doesn't decide to do another boatlift.

700 days ago
18.

fonseca    

My God the executions, Kangaroo Trials, separation of families, the Florida Straights a cementary without crosses of all those seeking freedom, the mental and physical tortures of political prisoners,and Cuban citizena living under a brutal dictatorship, and the destruction of a once beautiful country. This SOB has to have a judgement day before the all mighty.

700 days ago
19.

Parker    

Good, now send the evil bitch straight to his master...Satan......hope this bastard rots in hell when he dies!

700 days ago
20.

david 183    

Hurry

700 days ago
21.

Parker    

after his death...stick a hot curling iron up the old bastards azz and give him one last booty call!

700 days ago
22.

Cheryl A.    

Y E S !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

700 days ago
23.

Ann    

good riddance. Hope he suffers to the end like the ones he has made suffer. Die a slow, painful death you piece of garbage.

700 days ago
24.

Tom Cruise    

Just friggen die already and stop teasing the world.

700 days ago
25.

Kev the Realist    

FANTASTIC, be sure to let us know when this ahole who has repressed his country for decades dies. It will truly be time to celebrate.......

700 days ago
26.

Ih8Taxes    

Unfortunately it won't change a thing because his brother Raul is in control.

700 days ago
27.

sc1432    

I wish this evil bastard would die already. He has DONE nothing good for the world and nothing good for the Cuban people.
This evil POS is a poor excuse for a humane being, poor excuse for a man and a poor excuse of a leader/president of Cuba.
With any luck his time is up and he will go rot in hell where he belongs.

700 days ago
28.

Poopey Poopstein    

I thought TMZ stood for Thirty Mile Zone. 30 miles of So Cal.. since when does that include Cuba? TMZ of Miami maybe..

700 days ago
29.

Lee    

Good, now maybe some of those cubans who have pretty much destroyed south FL will go back to cuba!!!

700 days ago
30.

StarryStarryNight    

he's got one foot in h*ll and one foot on a banana peel.

700 days ago
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