Madiba: Tributes pour in via social media

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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
Nicki Minaj @NICKIMINAJ
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 http://virg.in/nma #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.