Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel confirmed on Tuesday that Camilo Guevara March, the eldest son of communist revolutionary icon Ernesto “Che” Guevara, had died in Caracas at the age of 60.
Guevara March’s death was caused by a blood clot that led to a heart attack, according to Prensa Latina.
“It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to Camilo, son of Che and promoter of his ideas,” Diaz-Canel said on Twitter.
Who is Che Guevara?
Ernesto “Che” Guevara was born on June 14, 1928 in Rosario, Argentina. He is best known as a Marxist revolutionary who fought alongside Fidel Castro during the Cuban Revolution. After the revolution, he held various government posts in Cuba before eventually leaving the country in 1965. He then traveled to Bolivia in an attempt to spark a similar revolution there. However, he was captured by the Bolivian military and executed in 1967.
Today, Che is considered a hero by many for his dedication to fighting against imperialism and inequality. His image has become an icon of leftist ideals, and he remains an inspiration for people all over the world who are fighting for social justice.
About Guevara Family
Camilo Guevara was the eldest of four children that Argentine Guevara had with Cuban Aleida March. He also had a daughter, Hilda, from a previous marriage to Peruvian Hilda Gadea. A graduate in labor law, Guevara March was the director of the Center for Che Guevara Studies in Havana, an institution dedicated to promoting the work and ideology of his father, who remains an iconic figure in Cuba and around the world.