Although the Venezuelan government has kept silent on what took place during Hugo Chavez’s last minutes, a CNN correspondent in Caracas and several media said on Tuesday it was his daughter, Rosa Virginia, who was next to him until his final breath.
Since Hugo Chavez was transferred to Havana, Cuba in December 2012 to undergo a fourth operation, it was his oldest daughter who stood at his father’s bedside until the last moment.
The daily ABC, who had followed Chavez's treatment step by step, assured that when the time arrived she would also be responsible for disconnecting the machines keeping him alive artificially.
The Venezuelan leader was last seen in public last year on December 8. That same day he announced he would be traveling to Cuba to undergo a fourth operation in an effort to overcome the cancer that afflicted him.
Chavistas assure that although Chavez has died, the movement he created will never end. While the opposition is already gathering to discuss further steps now that the country needs to re-elect a new president.
Hugo Rafael Chavez Frias was born on July 28, 1954 in Sabaneta de Barinas, Venezuela. He came from humble beginnings. The second of six children, he was the son of Hugo de los Reyes Chávez and Elena Frías, both teachers in a small town in the Venezuelan plains.
Take a look at Hugo Chavez' relationship with his daughter in pictures.