Bobby Batista, one of the sons of the Cuban president and dictator Fulgencio Batista, passed away this Wednesday at the age of 74 from pancreatic cancer at the University Clinic of Navarra, in Madrid Spain, reported the journalist Jesús Díaz Loyola in Facebook.
Esther Batista, daughter of Bobby Batista, confirmed the death on her Instagram account. “Have a good trip, dad. I love you”he said on his private profile. Díaz uploaded a screenshot of the publication.
“He gave us all a lesson in humility, love and education. My father is a great person, good and humble. He has always been an exceptional father,” Esther Batista told Diaz last week.
The funeral honors of Bobby Batista will be this Thursday at the San Isidro Mortuary, in Madrid. will be buried in the family pantheon, along with his parents Fulgencio Batista and Marta Fernández, in the sacramental of San Isidro, in Madrid, Díaz pointed out.
Bobby Batista published the book in 2021 “Son of Batista” with Verbum publishing house. “I have written it for my children, grandchildren and for the historical legacy cuban politician. Fulgencio Batista was not that ogre, that dictator cruel what paints the castro politics, and you have to recognize his worth,” he said last year in an interview on CUBA JOURNAL.
“The great mistake of my father and with which I will never be able to agree was the 1952 military coup. He became a semi-dictator, me i wouldn’t say completely dictator because it only brought together two of the three powers of the country. It became the executive and legislative power but the judiciary remained independent. The laws did not depend on my father,” he added.
Roberto Francisco (Bobby) Batista Fernández (New York, 1947), “was one of the nine children of Fulgencio Batista y Zaldívar, former president of Cuba. Since he convalesced in September, there have been many signs of affection towards Bobby. His character and his way of being crossed the limits of the life he led. Bobby was a person who knew how to win the affection and appreciation of all those who knew him,” said Jesús Díaz Loyola.
“In his usual contacts through his WhatsApp groups, he made public from the beginning all the details of the treatments he received to fight against the pancreatic cancer he suffered from. For him, they were months of a lot of struggle,” he added.