On Thursday morning, former South African President and anti-apartheid revolutionary icon Nelson Mandela passed away at his Johannesburg home. After news broke of Madiba’s death, celebrities quickly took to social media with their reactions.
Gabrielle Union: “Rest in eternal peace, love and light #NelsonMandela.”
Kevin Hart: “The definition of Strength is “Nelson Mandela”#RIP #GREATNESS #ICON
Kelly Rowland: “wow. #RIPNelsonMandela.”
Busta Rhymes: “RIP 2 one of your last truly great kings and God of our universe, the late great Nelson Mandela!!! I will 4evaer love u great man & great mind.”
Kerry Washington: “RIP Nelson Mandela. God Bless You.”
President Obama: “We will not see the likes of Nelson Mandela again. It falls to us to carry forward the example that he set.”
Rihanna: “One of the greatest men who’s ever lived!!! #Legend We will never forget the things this man has taught us, and we will never truly comprehend the level of strength that it took for him to endure many of his years!! Thank you #Mandela.”
Over the past several years, Mandela battled a number of health issues, including a chronic lung infection that resulted in months of hospitalization.
Mandela was 95-years-old.
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