Celebrities React To Mandela’s Passing

American and other Western celebrities mourn the death of Nelson Mandela, South Africa's inspirational freedom fighter and first black President.

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From boxing legend Muhammad Ali:

“I am deeply saddened by the passing of Mr. Mandela. His was a life filled with purpose and hope; hope for himself, his country and the world. He inspired others to reach for what appeared to be impossible and moved them to break through the barriers that held them hostage mentally, physically, socially and economically. He made us realize, we are our brother’s keeper and that our brothers come in all colors.

What I will remember most about Mr.Mandela is that he was a man whose heart, soul and spirit could not be contained or restrained by racial and economic injustices, metal bars or the burden of hate and revenge. He taught us forgiveness on a grand scale. His was a spirit born free, destined to soar above the rainbows. Today his spirit is soaring through the heavens. He is now forever free.”

And from performer Paul Simon:

“Mandela was one of the great leaders and teachers of the twentieth century.  He conceived a model for mortal enemies to overcome their hatred and find a way through compassion to rebuild a nation based on truth, justice and the power of forgiveness. His passing should reignite a worldwide effort for peace.”

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"Let us pause and give thanks for the fact that Nelson Mandela lived." —President Obama

i'll take "what are things no one will say about obama after his passing" for $800 please alex