Longtime Cuban leader Fidel Castro died late Friday at the age of 90, according to Cuban state TV, and those Twitter users who hail from—or whose families hail from—Cuba were in a celebratory mood. Mostly, they were just ecstatic that their elderly family members who we assume fled Cuba to escape Castro’s dictatorship lived to see the day that Castro would be buried in the ground.As we know, 2016 has been a year filled with celebrity loss, from David Bowie to Leonard Cohen and from Gene Wilder to Garry Shandling. As far as world politics are concerned, none are bigger than the death of Castro, who ruled Cuba for nearly 50 years and who outlasted 11 American presidents. And for many people on social media, none of those deaths have brought them greater joy.
Fidel Castro was 90.
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