Madiba: Tributes pour in via social media


Celebrities, politicians and business icons from around the globe have expressed their sorrow at Madiba’s passing on social media since late last night. Here are a few tweets by people showing their respects to a great leader and amazing human being.
Phumzile Mlambo ‏@phumzileunwomen
I mourn Nelson #Mandela as a father, a leader, and the greatest freedom fighter of all time.
Felicia MabuzaSuttle ‏@Feliciamabuza
#RIPTata. My 1st interview with u in 1992 after u made ur clarion call 2 SAFRICANS living abroad 2 come home & serve
Bantu Holomisa ‏@BantuHolomisa
It is the passing of the man, Madiba, that leaves me bereft. It is the man that I will miss and weep for.
Lionel Richie ‏@LionelRichie
Nelson Mandela was a father to all of us. May his life be a constant reminder, that we are all ONE WORLD. He will be missed – LR
Charlize Theron @CharlizeAfrica
There will never be words to say what I’m feeling right now. I am saddened to the depths of my soul.
Jamie Foxx ‏@iamjamiefoxx
Thank you for your mark you left on humanity Mr. Mandela. Prayers to his family, friends and the people of South Africa.
Arnold ‏Schwarzenegger @Schwarzenegger
President Mandela’s life is the closest thing we have to proof of God.
Bill Clinton ‏@BiIIClinton
RIP Nelson Mandela. Words fail to describe your contribution to humankind. Thank you for everything.
Piers Morgan ‏@piersmorgan
The world’s lost an iconic leader, South Africa’s lost its very soul. My deepest condolences to those wonderful people. #RIPMadiba
Chris Froome ‏@chrisfroome
Deeply saddened by the news of Nelson Mandela’s passing. A true hero and inspiration. Rest in peace Madiba.
Mamphela Ramphele ‏@MamphelaR
It’s testimony to @NelsonMandela’s greatness and success as an agent of freedom, nation building and transformation that he’s mourned by all
A complete and fulfilled life of a King. We could never repay you for your dedicated, passionate fight
R. Kelly ‏@rkelly
To the Mandela family, may God keep you in perfect peace at this time. For God has chosen a soldier.
Buzz Aldrin ‏@TheRealBuzz
Rest in Peace Nelson Mandela. A true inspiration & role model for peace & international collaboration. We will continue to learn from him.
Mike Tyson ‏@MikeTyson
Nelson Mandela was the embodiment of discipline, courage, love and forgiveness. "There is no future without forgiveness
Desmond Tutu ‏@DesmondTutuPF
Honoring the Memory of Nelson Mandela – a beloved leader and friend of all humanity
Richard Branson ‏@richardbranson
Thanks for your inspiration, friendship & the joy you brought into our lives #RIPNelsonMandela
Bryan Adams ‏@bryanadams
Very sad to hear about the passing of Nelson Mandela. The world will ever forget his capacity for forgiveness and magnanimity. RIP
Madeleine Albright ‏@madeleine
Nelson Mandela taught us all that forgiveness is stronger than hate. The best way to honor his passing is to follow his example.
Ellen DeGeneres ‏@TheEllenShow
Today we lost the world’s greatest advocate for peace and change. Nelson Mandela was a hero to so many. Rest in peace.
Rafa Nadal ‏@RafaelNadal
Rest in peace Nelson Mandela, you have been a role model to the world. My most sincere condolences to family and friends.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson ‏@jessetyler
"Social equality is the only basis of human happiness.” -#NelsonMandela. RIP to a man I never met but have been immeasurably inspired by
Cristiano Ronaldo ‏@Cristiano
Thankful Madiba for your legacy and your example. You"ll always stay with us.
Larry King ‏@kingsthings
Of all the interviews I’ve done Nelson Mandela ranks among the top-he was so eloquent & classy
Gwen Stefani ‏@gwenstefani
R.I.P. Nelson Mandela gx.