Celebrities, world leaders remember Nelson Mandela on Twitter
World leaders like President Obama, Speaker John Boehner and celebrities like Charlize Theron (a South African native) took to Twitter on Thursday after hearing the news that former South African leader Nelson Mandela had died.
- — White House Live (@WHLive)Thu, Dec 05 2013 14:28:46President Obama: "Like so many around the globe, I cannot fully imagine my own life without the example set by Nelson Mandela."
- — The White House (@WhiteHouse)Thu, Dec 05 2013 14:30:17President Obama: "We will not see the likes of Nelson Mandela again. It falls to us to carry forward the example that he set."
- — Speaker John Boehner (@SpeakerBoehner)Thu, Dec 05 2013 14:12:07Mandela led his country with a quiet moral authority that directed his own path from prisoner to president http://j.mp/1coHpUO
- — Speaker John Boehner (@SpeakerBoehner)Thu, Dec 05 2013 14:09:48Nelson Mandela’s long walk to freedom showed an enduring faith in God and respect for human dignity http://j.mp/1coHpUO
- — Charlize Theron (@CharlizeAfrica)Thu, Dec 05 2013 14:07:47My thoughts and love go out to the Mandela family. Rest in Peace Madiba. You will be missed, but your impact on this world will live forever
- — David Cameron (@David_Cameron)Thu, Dec 05 2013 13:57:12A great light has gone out in the world. Nelson Mandela was a hero of our time. I've asked for the flag at No10 to be flown at half mast.
- — Stephen Harper (@pmharper)Thu, Dec 05 2013 14:05:36All of Canada mourns with the family of Nelson Mandela and the citizens of South Africa. The world has lost one of its great moral leaders.
- — Mike Bloomberg (@MikeBloomberg)Thu, Dec 05 2013 14:43:15Nelson Mandela was a global icon who inspired generations of people around the world with his spirit: http://bit.ly/1947sQh
- — Mike Bloomberg (@MikeBloomberg)Thu, Dec 05 2013 14:50:45Nelson Mandela devoted his life to building a more just, equal, and compassionate world. We are all better for it: http://bit.ly/1947sQh
- — Senator Harry Reid (@SenatorReid)Thu, Dec 05 2013 14:06:35In a way, Mandela was both the “George Washington” and “Abraham Lincoln” of his country. We're so fortunate to have lived in his time.
- — Mark Kelly (@ShuttleCDRKelly)Thu, Dec 05 2013 14:46:42With the death of Nelson Mandela, we lost one of our greatest advocates for a more just world. He will be missed but not forgotten.
- — John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain)Thu, Dec 05 2013 14:45:25RIP Nelson Mandela, whose courage and character inspired South Africa and the world. My recent remarks on his legacy http://www.mccain.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/press-releases?ID=3c2e245f-2f04-4301-8c96-14a93497b1bd …
- — Val Kilmer (@ValEKilmer)Thu, Dec 05 2013 14:45:22I just heard: 1 of the angels on earth has passed. Nelson Mandela is a triumph of love over hate. I had a private audience once: he WAS love
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