Thu 5 Dec 2013
One of the greatest leaders of modern times, Nelson Mandela, passed away Thursday afternoon at the age of 95. The revolutionary, politician, and former President of South Africa lost a well-documented long battle with illness. A transformative figure in world history, Mandela was remembered by various celebrities on various social media platforms moments after current South African president Jacob Zuma confirmed the tragic news.
Beyoncé, Rihanna, Nas, Justin Timberlake, Q-Tip, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, John Legend, Ludacris, Kelly Rowland, Busta Rhymes, LL Cool J, and more sent their prayers, wishes, and memories to Mandela on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and in Jay Z’s case his Life and Times website.
“It always seems impossible until it is done.” – Nelson Mandela
Rest In PEACE.
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One of our GREATEST leaders… Thank you for BEING the true meaning of compassion. May you be at peace now. #RIPNelsonMandela
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) December 5, 2013
Thank you Nelson Mandela. All the best on your transition.
— Nasir Jones (@Nas) December 5, 2013
#NelsonMandela you made your people proud!! We'll always love you for it!
— Rihanna (@rihanna) December 5, 2013
Honored that I had a chance to meet this amazing influential being & to participate in his 46664 Aids… http://t.co/Uz2afj0C6O
— Ludacris (@Ludacris) December 5, 2013
RIP Nelson Mandela.
— Donald Faison (@donald_faison) December 5, 2013
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
— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) December 5, 2013
I'm hearing about Nelson Mandela's death while on African soil in Oran, Algeria. Sending prayers to Mandela's family. pic.twitter.com/i5ONBP9Xez
— Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson) December 5, 2013
Nelson Mandela did 27 YEARS in jail for his people. Then came out and became president of South Africa. Be great! #ripmadiba
— Talib Kweli Greene (@TalibKweli) December 5, 2013
— John Legend (@johnlegend) December 5, 2013
RIP 2 ONE OF OUR LAST TRULY GREAT KINGS AND GOD OF OUR UNIVERSE, THE LATE GREAT NELSON MANDELA!!! I WILL 4EVER LOVE U GREAT MAN & GREAT MIND
— Busta Rhymes (@BustaRhymes) December 5, 2013
Nelson Mandela. What a difference one person can make. #RestEternally
— LL COOL J (@llcoolj) December 5, 2013
— KELENDRIA ROWLAND (@KELLYROWLAND) December 5, 2013
A true fighter in every sense of the word… MANDELA!
— QTip (@QtipTheAbstract) December 5, 2013
A complete and fulfilled life of a King. We could never repay you for your dedicated, passionate fight… http://t.co/0ApCt6WTSE
— IG: @NickiMinaj (@NICKIMINAJ) December 5, 2013
To the Mandela family, may God keep you in perfect peace at this time. For God has chosen a soldier.… http://t.co/w10HFYUSjw
— R. Kelly (@rkelly) December 6, 2013
Advising all my young ones that follow me to research a small piece of Nelson Mandela Life. That's how you pay your respect…… GO!
— Kendrick Lamar (@kendricklamar) December 5, 2013
Previously: Nelson Mandela Passes Away at Age 95