December 6, 2013 by gabnormal
Former president and South African advocate for education and peace, Nelson Mandela, died Thursday at the age of 95.
We took a look at what some of the world’s leaders and activists had to say about the Nobel Peace Prize winner’s unfortunate passing.
United States President Barack Obama began with this.
“Let us pause and give thanks for the fact that Nelson Mandela lived.” —President Obama
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) December 5, 2013
Rapper and Wu-Tang Clan leader RZA said,
Human rights activist and musician Tom Morello remembers Mandela’s work as a freedom fighter.
RIP Nelson Mandela. Hero. Freedom Fighter. An iron will and a heart of mercy. Thanks for your struggle and your example. — Tom Morello (@tmorello) December 5, 2013
Actress Persia White may have summed it up best,
Nelson Mandela’s heart lives inside me as well as every person who fearleslessly seeks truth, compassion, love and peace for all.
— persiawhite (@RealPersiaWhite) December 5, 2013
But as Bill Clinton notes, Mandela’s work will never be forgotten.
I will never forget my friend Madiba. pic.twitter.com/UX21ZZG7cg
— Bill Clinton (@billclinton) December 5, 2013