Following Nelson Mandela's passing at age 95, celebrities have taken to Twitter to share thoughtful words and tributes about the great world leader. President Barack Obama called Mandela "a man who took history in his hands" while stars like Kerry Washington, Jennifer Lopez, and Jamie Foxx thanked him for his impact on the world.
Prince William, who had just viewed a screening of the new film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom with Kate, said after receiving the news: "It's obviously extremely sad and tragic news. We were just reminded of what an extraordinary and inspiring man Nelson Mandela was, and my thoughts and prayers are with him and his family." Read more heartfelt celebrity messages below.
President Obama remembers Nelson Mandela: "A man who took history in his hands and bent the arc of the moral universe towards justice."
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) December 5, 2013
RIP Nelson Mandela. God Bless You. http://t.co/yRZh3RrP7K
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) December 5, 2013
— Jennifer Lopez (@JLo) December 5, 2013
Today we lost the world's greatest advocate for peace and change. Nelson Mandela was a hero to so many. Rest in peace.
#RIP Nelson Mandela. The best example of a human being I can think of. The world is a better place because of you. Thank you
— Sarah Michelle (@RealSMG) December 5, 2013
#NelsonMandela you made your people proud!! We'll always love you for it!
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