Outspoken concervative rocker Ted Nugent has taken to his Facebook page after the death of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro was announced to celebrate the demise of a man he scorned as "a human-rights violating commie stooge."
Castro, who dominated the island nation for decades after seizing power in 1959, died Friday at the age of 90. His brother, Raul Castro, announced his death in a televised statement.
While Castro was credited with bringing health care and education to millions of Cubans, he ruled as a dictator, crushing dissent by imprisoning and executing opponents, seen by many as a ruthless despot who trampled rights and freedoms.
In his Facebook post, Nugent wrote: "Donald Trump must be doing something right.
"The stock market is blazing along over 19,000 for the 1st time ever and one of the world's most evil son of a bitch and hero of Michael Moore is dead: Fidel Castro.
"Castro dying is cause for hyper celebration and that's exactly what many of the Cubans in Miami are doing. The entire world should be celebrating. Massive fireworks should be launched over the United Nations building in celebration of this devilpunk's death.
"Castro was a human-rights-violating commie stooge who lived lavishly while the people of Cuba lived in stifling and abject poverty. Without the financial assistance of the former Soviet Union and Venezuela, Cuba would have long ago swirled down the world's toilet.
"The lesson of Castro is this: tyrants and despots kill and imprison those who disagree with them and the 'economy' quickly lurches toward turd-world status.
"Socialism sucks. Communism is worse. These aren't systems of government. They are systems of repression, tyranny, imprisonment, death and destruction.
"I'm giddy the son of a bitch is dead. It's time to celebrate.
"Eat shit & die, Castro lovers. Evil is as evil does. Hey assholes, is this yours!"