World leaders, musicians continue to weigh in on the life of human rights icon Nelson Mandela. Julie Noce reports.
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Friends and supporters around the world who knew Nelson Mandela say his role as a human rights icon will never be forgotten.
Recording artist and musician Peter Gabriel.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) PETER GABRIEL, SINGER AND FRIEND OF NELSON MANDELA, SAYING:
"I think Mandela is probably unique in the way that he could climb out of so much darkness, so much pain and completely convince people that reconciliation was possible, that you could move forward and that you could move forward with your enemy working side by side and that you could trust their humanity to make a better world. That's what we're going to miss."
Mandela died at his home in South Africa on Thursday where well wishers have been camped out ever since.
His passing has attracted comments from former and current political figures and has captured headlines around the world.
In the U.K, Prince Charles remembers Mandela as a very special person.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) BRITAIN'S PRINCE CHARLES, SAYING:
"He was a truly remarkable man. And I remember meeting him on various occasions and he was very special with a wonderful sense of humour and that extraordinary ability for forgiveness and reconciliation. Such a man of immense stature."
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