Friday, December 6, 2013
RIP Nelson Mandela: Celebs Pay Their Respects To The Late South African Leader On Twitter
Nelson Mandela will never be forgotten.
The prominent political leader, whose life-long work to end apartheid in his native South Africa and subsequent election as the country's first black president made him an icon and furthermore, a global symbol of peace and social change, died Thursday, the government of South Africa confirmed. He was 95.
According to reports, Mandela died from complications
due a recurring lung infection. He had been hospitalized since June 8. And as with many cases lately, the world began to mourn the loss of such a peaceful soul on Twitter.
Olivia Wilde: "Oh Mandela, rest in peaceful freedom."
Anderson Cooper: "Mandela is gone. There is no one else like him."
Marlee Matlin: "So sad to read of the passing of the symbol of global resistance to racism. RIP Nelson Mandela."
Piers Morgan: "BREAKING NEWS: Nelson Mandela has died, aged 95. One of the great men of history. RIP." Patti Stanger: "May the peace minister #NelsonMandela RIP as I'm sure the angels are dancing with joy tonight to get to hang with such a great man! Namaste."
DL Hughley: "RIP Nelson Mandela u changed the Whole world with your dignity and Strength!!! #TeamDl"
Tyra Banks: "@NelsonMandela, 95 powerful years on this earth yet freedom for INFINITY because of you. You are an angel that will live forever."
Damian McGinty: "Nelson Mandela. Legend of all legends. Deserves his rest."
Alyssa Milano: "'There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.' ~Nelson Mandela"
Nancy Pelosi: "May the life of Nelson Mandela long stand as the ultimate tribute to the triumph of hope."
Michael Moore: "Thank you, Nelson Mandela. Freedom."
Ethan Zohn: "'Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.' - Nelson Mandela #Madiba"
Josh Groban: "We have lost one of humanity's greatest treasures. RIP Madiba. I will never forget the lessons learned from him or his vision that lives on."
Donald Faison: "RIP Nelson Mandela."
Ann Curry: "Nelson Mandela has died. Respect."
Ryan Phillippe: "What an amazing life lead by Madiba. A light & inspiration to the world...The privilege of spending a small amount of private time w/ Mr. Mandela as he held my baby daughter, is a highlight of my life...It was like being in the presence of a diety. He truly emanated warmth and humanity. Imperfect, like us all, but w/ a strength few possess...Mandela was bouncing Ava, then two yrs old, on his knee & called her, "future leader". I couldn't believe it in that moment. I still can't."
Mike Tyson: "I'm hearing about Nelson Mandela's death while on African soil in Oran, Algeria. Sending prayers to Mandela's family."
Cory Booker: "Humanity has lost one of our greatest. RIP Nelson Mandela. Thank you for teaching us a deeper meaning of love, leadership & sacrifice."
Russell Simmons: "Nelson Mandela was an angel walking on this earth. You were one the greatest teachers this world has ever known. We love you and we miss you"
John Cusack: "Rest in Peace Nelson #Mandela -- a true champion of #HumanRights." Peace - justice - love"
Larry King: "Sad to hear about the passing of Nelson Mandela - he was the greatest figure of the 21st century - a fascinating man"
Al Roker: "A giant of a man, Nelson Mandela, dead at the age of 95. His legacy and his spirit will live forever...Nelson Mandela proved one person can make a difference. God bless him"
Kelly Osbourne: "Today is officially one of the saddest days! The world has lost the most inspirational person to ever walk the earth rip #NelsonMandela"
Gilles Marini: "#NelsonMandela RIP. Not many warriors of freedom in this world but clearly He was one of them."
Whoopi Goldberg: "I want 2give the world a hug I was told Mandeba just passed. Nelson Mandela R.I.P. Time for a well earned sleep.Condolences to his family"
Samuel L. Jackson: "Never met a better person in my life than Nelson Mandela. My sympathy to his family & his country."
Fergie: "Meeting Nelson Mandela at his house in Johannesburg was a truly memorable moment in life for me. He was an angel."
Simon Cowell: "So sad to hear about Nelson Mandela. Rest in peace."
Bette Midler: "Nelson Mandela is gone. Goodbye and God bless you for all you did for humanity..."
Abigail Breslin: "Speechless... R.I.P. Nelson Mandela."
Neil Patrick Harris: "Nelson Mandela, rest in peace. What an unbelievable legacy..."
Olivia Munn: "'To be free is not merely to cast off one's chains but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.' RIPNelsonMandela"
John Legend: "What a heroic, beautiful life Mandela lived. Rest in peace."
Rose McGowan: "What a huge and impactful life he led."
Adam Lambert: "RIP Mandela"
Amber Riley: "#RIPNelsonMandela"
Testament: My legend is gone rest in peace Mandela
Barbara Walters: "A remarkable man and an inspiration to all. Remembering #NelsonMandela"
Kerry Washington: "RIP Nelson Mandela. God Bless You."
Rihanna: "#NelsonMandela you made your people proud!! We'll always love you for it!"
Charlize Theron: "My thoughts and love go out to the Mandela family. Rest in Peace Madiba. You will be missed, but your impact on this world will live forever"
Sean "Diddy" Combs: "Mandela stood for justice and truth!! Today the world lost a beautiful soul, fighter and true KING!! #RIPMandela"
Nicholas Hoult: "'Man's goodness is a flame that can be hidden but never extinguished.' Mandela's flame will burn on. RIP"
Khloé Kardashian Odom: "An amazing man with great wisdom. Rest in peace Nelson Mandela"
Gwyneth Paltrow: "'Your playing small does not serve the world'. #RIPMandela"
Gabourey Sidibe: " 'The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.' -Nelson Mandela. Thank you for your bravery."
Bill Gates: "Every time Melinda and I met Nelson Mandela, we left more inspired than ever. His grace and courage changed the world. This is a sad day."
. Ellen DeGeneres: "Today we lost the world's greatest advocate for peace and change. Nelson Mandela was a hero to so many. Rest in peace."