Fidel Castro is dead.
The infamous Cuban leader reigned for nearly half a century, longer than any other living national leader besides Queen Elizabeth the second.
He brought the Cold War to the West in 1959, and almost pushed the world to nuclear war.
Castro controlled every part of Cuba's existence, from the color of soldier uniforms to sending men to prison.
Some people viewed him as a ruthless tyrant and dictator, others saw him as an impassioned revolutionist.
Castro held a strong distrust of the United States, and became a symbol of rebellion and defiance of American power.
He was 90 years old when he passed.