BBC World service Published by BBC World service by BBC World Service Cuba's Fidel Castro Dies Listen 21 min Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/686836/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend Fidel Castro, Havana, 1978 (Marcelo Montecino ) i Fidel Castro - who led Cuba for nearly half a century - has died at ninety. Many world leaders have paid tribute, but Castro's critics have celebrated his death.