Politicians,celebrities take to Twitter regarding Nelson Mandela's death
Thursday, December 05, 2013 - 01:50
Dec. 5 - Mike Tyson, Bill Gates, Victoria Beckham and Jamie Foxx were among those who took to Twitter to express their sorrow about the death of Nelson Mandela. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)
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U.S. President Barack Obama, actor Jamie Foxx and singer and designer Victoria Beckham are among the many celebrities taking to Twitter to express their sorrow after hearing the news of the death of Nelson Mandela.
Celebrities and politicians took to Twitter to express their grief after learning of the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela.
Mandela's foundation tweeted "Death is something inevitable. When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country he can rest in peace" with the hashtag "#Madiba".
U.S. President Barack Obama tweeted his thanks for Mandela's life, while former President Bill Clinton sent out a photo of himself with the leader. Former Vice President Al Gore called Mandela "one of the world's great leaders".
Mandela's commitment to peace and education was the foundation of the tweet sent by the Malala Fund: "Education is the most powerful weapon that you can use to change the world".
Hollywood actors including Lindsay Lohan, Jamie Foxx, Eva Longoria, Samuel L. Jackson and Gwyneth Paltrow also tweeted messages of reflection to their millions of followers.
South African born actress Charlize Theron sent prayers to the Mandela family.
Former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham posted photos of herself and husband, David Beckham with Mandela. While boxer Mike Tyson, who is currently in Africa, also shared a photo with the leader.
TV personality Kelly Osbourne called it "officially one of the saddest days". Saying Mandela is "the most inspirational person to ever walk the earth".
Members of the fashion world also took time out to speak on his death. Models Cara Delevingne and Joan Smalls expressed their thoughts upon hearing the news.
Nelson Mandela died on December 5 at the age of 95.
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