Cuban general Luis Alberto Rodriguez Lopez-Calleja, one of the country's most powerful men, has died of a heart attack, state media report.
Lopez-Calleja, 62, was once married to former Cuban leader Raul Castro's daughter Deborah.
He was a key member of Cuba's political bureau, the ruling Communist Party's highest decision-making body.
A short article in the Communist Party newspaper Granma lamented Lopez-Calleja's death, hailing his "brilliant record of services to the Homeland and the Cuban Revolution".
A close confidant of Raul Castro, he was also head of GAESA, a conglomerate of military-owned companies that manage vast areas of Cuba's economy.
US president Donald Trump in 2020 put Lopez-Calleja on a list of "Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons," a blacklist that prohibits US people or companies from dealing with him, and blocked his assets.
Australian Associated Press
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