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Mandela condolence tweets from celebrities

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The popular form of condolence in the 21st century is Twitter, which was ablaze with tributes from  wide range of celebrities, black and white, young and old from around the world.

Barack Obama
“A man who took history in his hands and bent the arc of the moral universe towards justice.”

Nelson Mandela death: Queen leads tributes
The Queen has led the UK in sending her “sincere condolences” to the family of Nelson Mandela and to the people of South Africa.

The Queen said the former South African president “worked tirelessly” for the good of his country, adding that his legacy is “the peaceful South Africa we see today”. A statement from Buckingham Palace said: “Her Majesty remembers with great warmth her meetings with Mr Mandela”.

Oprah Winfrey
”He was everything you’ve ever heard and more – humble and unscathed by bitterness. One of the great honors of my life was to be invited to Nelson Mandela’s home, spend private time and get to know him”

Bill Clinton
”I will never forget my friend Madiba.”

Jennifer Lopez
“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”
Rest in Peace Nelson Mandela. You will be missed.

Desmond Tutu
“He transcended race and class in his personal actions, through his warmth and through his willingness to listen and to empathize with others. He taught us that to respect those with whom we are politically or socially or culturally at odds is not a sign of weakness, but a mark of self-respect.”

Denzel Washington
“honored and humbled to call Nelson Mandela a friend of our entire family”

“Mandela played with the highest stakes. He put his family, his country, his time, his life on the line, and he won most of these contests. Stubborn til the end for all the right reasons, it felt like he very nearly outstared his maker. Today, finally, he blinked. And some of us cry, knowing our eyes were opened to so much because of him.”

Tiger Woods
“You will always be in my heart Mr. Mandela.”
Missy Elliott
#RIPNelsonMandela we can’t thank u enough for all the wisdom u have given to the world! A true Leader and loved by so many #rip

Mike Tyson
I’m hearing about Nelson Mandela’s death while on African soil in Oran, Algeria. Sending prayers to Mandela’s family.
Mandela stood for justice and truth!! Today the world lost a beautiful soul, fighter and true KING!!

Idris Elba 
“What an honor it was to step into the shoes of Nelson Mandela and portray a man who defied odds, broke down barriers, and championed human rights before the eyes of the world. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.”

Quincy Jones 
“He was the embodiment of the spirit of ‘Ubuntu,’ which is the belief that the collective is always more important than the individual. As citizens of the world we should all aspire to that ideal, and all that Nelson Mandela’s life represented, taking comfort in the knowledge that in so doing we will always stand in the long shadow of his greatness.”

Christiane Amanpour
Mandela kept the country together at a time when it very well could have spun into civil war.

Marlon Wayans
RIP NELSON MANDELA… It will take a world of people to grab the baton that you ran with to continue your tradition… May we all grab hold

Serena Williams
Nelson Mandela led one if the most impactful lives of our time. Meeting him helped me to understand life is full of ups and downs……

Thank you for all you have sacrificed to improve the lives of other human beings. Rest in peace.

Samuel L. Jackson
Never met a better person in my life than Nelson Mandela. My sympathy to his family & his country.

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.

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.
Jamie Foxx        
Thank you for your mark you left on humanity Mr. Mandela. Prayers to his family, friends and the people of South Africa.

Pope Francis Condolences On Nelson Mandela
“It was with sadness that I learned of the death of former President Nelson Mandela, and I send prayerful condolences to all the Mandela family, to the members of the Government and to all the people of South Africa. In commending the soul of the deceased to the infinite mercy of Almighty God, I ask the Lord to console and strengthen all who mourn his loss. Paying tribute to the steadfast commitment shown by Nelson Mandela in promoting the human dignity of all the nation’s citizens and in forging a new South Africa built on the firm foundations of non-violence, reconciliation and truth, I pray that the late President’s example will inspire generations of South Africans to put justice and the common good at the forefront of their political aspirations. With these sentiments, I invoke upon all the people of South Africa divine gifts of peace and prosperity.”

Victoria Beckham  
Your inspiring spirit will live forever. RIP Nelson Mandela

#NelsonMandela you made your people proud!!
We’ll always love you for it!

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