Fidel Castro, who led the country of Cuba for nearly half a century and was the world’s third longest-serving head of state, has died at the age of 90.

With a shaking voice, his younger brother, Raul Castro, announced on state television that the Communist revolutionary died on Friday night.

‘Today, November 25, at 10.29pm, the Commander in Chief of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro Ruz passed away,’ Raul Castro said in an address during the 11 o’clock news on Cuban TV.

‘In compliance with the expressed will of Companion Fidel, his remains will be cremated.’

Castro’s death comes just months after the Communist revolutionary predicted that his time on earth was nearly up.

He made his last official appearance before the country’s Communist Party in April, asking party members to help keep his ideas alive long after he died.

Fidel Castro, who led the country of Cuba for nearly half a century (pictured in April this year) died Friday at the age of 90.