Eldest Castro Sister Dies

Angela, 88, is first Castro sibling to die
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 29, 2012 11:33 PM CST
Updated Mar 1, 2012 1:25 AM CST

(Newser) – Angela Castro, the eldest of the seven Castro siblings that include Cuban leaders Fidel and Raul, has died in Havana at the age of 88, according to her sister Juanita, who lives in exile in Miami. Angela, who lived her life out of the public eye, is the first of the Castro siblings to die, notes AP. Fidel is 85, and Raul, who became president in 2006, is 80. "I'm sure that her passing, being the first born and the first to die, will resonate deeply with her brothers, for whom the bell tolls," said Ann Louise Bardach, the author of several books on Cuba and the Castro family. (Read more Fidel Castro stories.)

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