Following the news, side-by-side shots of Castro and Neeson began flooding social media, as did jokes of Neeson's shoo-in role as the lead in a future Fidel Castro biopic.
Seriously, people couldn't stop talking about the facial similarities the former Cuban President shared with Bryan Mills from Taken, Jedi master Qui-Gon Jinn from Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace and of course, that sweet dad from Love Actually.
In their defense, the facial hair and withering stares do look remarkably alike.
And for all those wondering, the real Liam Neeson is alive, well and hopefully considering a biopic in his future.
See photos of Fidel Castro throughout his life: