Celebrities on Thursday reacted to the death of Nelson Mandela, 95, with tributes to the anti-apartheid leader and former South African president. Here's POLITICO's round-up of celebrity tweets remembering Mandela as an iconic and heroic figure:
- — Bill Gates (@BillGates)Thu, Dec 05 2013 14:55:27Every time Melinda and I met Nelson Mandela, we left more inspired than ever. His grace and courage changed the world. This is a sad day.
- — 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
- — Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg)Thu, Dec 05 2013 14:03:41I want 2give the world a hug I was told Mandeba just passed. Nelson Mandela R.I.P. Time for a well earned sleep.Condolences to his family
- — Ian McKellen (@IanMcKellen)Thu, Dec 05 2013 14:14:13The valiant Nelson Mandela. http://www.mckellen.com/writings/tribute/madiba.htm …