Following news of Nelson Mandela’s death on December 5 at the age of 95, Twitter was immediately flush with reactions and remembrances which echoed the heartwarming sentiments expressed by President Obama during his memorial address.
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— Questlove Jenkins (@questlove) December 5, 2013
Nelson Mandela was a champion for justice & human dignity, with unmatched grace. I’ll remember him as Madiba, truly an unconquerable soul.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) December 6, 2013
Wow , R.I.P Nelson Mandela ?? to the motherland
— Casey Veggies (@CaseyVeggies) December 5, 2013
#RIP Nelson Mandela http://t.co/4NLdVHsdbP
— Big Sean (@BigSean) December 5, 2013
Nelson Mandela, Your legacy will live forever! RIP http://t.co/Ok5i8rHe5M
— Wu Tang Clan (@WuTangClan) December 5, 2013
mandela sang “shosholoza” in prison. beautiful song. this boys choir version is awkward & corny in the best way: http://t.co/4jlLjyGubU
— Ezra Koenig (@arzE) December 5, 2013
A complete and fulfilled life of a King. We could never repay you for your dedicated, passionate fight… http://t.co/0ApCt6WTSE
— IG: @NickiMinaj (@NICKIMINAJ) December 5, 2013
— matthew caws (@nadasurf) December 5, 2013
THANK YOU MANDELA! http://t.co/xebqijH96e
— SPANK&BLANK (@SpankandBlank) December 5, 2013
RIP Nelson Mandela
— MNDR (@MNDR) December 5, 2013
Rest in PEace MADIBA…..
— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) December 5, 2013
nelson mandela’s life has inspired us all. we lost a remarkable, inspiring, courageous human being today.
— moby (@thelittleidiot) December 5, 2013
GOD Bless the Soul of 1 of The Greatest Humans this Planet has ever known! A True Rep of Love, Courage, Sacrifice & Strength. #MANdela
— COMMON (@common) December 5, 2013
Nelson Mandela was an angel walking on this earth. You were one the greatest teachers this world has ever known. We love you and we miss you
— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) December 5, 2013
Thank you Nelson!!! You did great & you will be very missed!! Love! pic.twitter.com/oue1WCG2Uu
— Peter Bjorn And John (@PeterBjornJohn) December 5, 2013
One of the GREATEST FREEDOM fighters of our time… @NelsonMandela http://t.co/3LtDZCa0kS
— Stephen Marley (@stephenmarley) December 5, 2013
Nelson Mandela did something remarkable, and left the world a better place for having been here. I’m glad I got to share a planet with him.
— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) December 5, 2013
I think he may be the greatest person who ever lived – BBC News – South Africa’s Nelson Mandela dies in Johannesburg http://t.co/aMzM6Fr6zA
— Eddie Izzard (@eddieizzard) December 5, 2013
I’m so very deeply saddened to hear of the death of Nelson Mandela. We have lost one of humanity’s greatest champions.
— The Real Paula Abdul (@PaulaAbdul) December 5, 2013
In the airport watching coverage about #NelsonMandela passing away. Sad. But grateful to have had such awe-inspiring spirit on the planet.
— Tegan and Sara (@teganandsara) December 5, 2013
Nelson Mandela, you taught us all how to fight and how to forgive. You will be missed, but your legacy… http://t.co/WjqzfLtSNe
— solange knowles (@solangeknowles) December 5, 2013