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Nelson Mandela

Dead at 95

12/5/2013 1:52 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
R.I.P.

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Former South African President Nelson Mandela -- famous for his fight to end the racist policy of apartheid -- died today at the age of 95.

Mandela's health had been in steep decline over the past few months -- he was hospitalized on June 8 for kidney and liver problems and had been on life support. Doctors also said he had a recurring lung infection.

The President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, had said Mandela was "well looked after" and "comfortable" during his final days.

Mandela became an international figure during his 27 years in prison for conspiring to overthrow South Africa's government. He was released in 1990, and won the Nobel Peace Prize in '93.

In 1994 Mandela helped orchestrate South Africa's first multi-racial election -- and became the country's first Black president.

Over the years, Mandela's been portrayed by several major actors including Sidney Poitier, Morgan Freeman, Dennis Haysbert, Danny Glover and Idris Elba.

He also made a cameo as a teacher in Spike Lee's 1992 flick "Malcolm X."

R.I.P.

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Jackie    

Rough year...people dying before x-mas. *sad*

232 days ago
17.

BaadBoy    

RIP President M. Look down and smile at your achievements from when you were here.

232 days ago
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buggaz    

What movie was he in?

232 days ago
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AlwaysOnTimeB    

RIP Mandela!

232 days ago
20.

Wow ...    

The world has lost a great man. May he RIP

232 days ago
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2idiots    

May your legend and spirit live in all of us to make the world a better place. Rest In Peace

232 days ago
22.

J    

God bless the most inspirational leader in the world in the last 100 years!

232 days ago
23.

Yes, I'm That Leah    

Nelson Mandela. The first democratically elected black President!
Not Obama....Mandela!

232 days ago
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Yurra Knutz    

R.I.P.

232 days ago
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seamus     

There are no words.

232 days ago
26.

D-INCARNATION    

Only the good die young..

232 days ago
27.

Lady_ELLE    

A true hero!

Rest in Peace... JOB WELL DONE!!!

My sincere condolences to his family.

232 days ago
28.

J5236    

May our souls one day come together. RIP.

232 days ago
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yasemin30    

god bless you and your family
you was and you are the father of nation from southafrica
rest in peace love you we will never forget you your spirit is endless endless

232 days ago
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Ryuga the Dragon Emperor    

Nelson Mandela was a terrorist who was leader of the ANC which was a terrorist organization at the time who kill hundreds and even thousands of people. He went to prison and stayed there because he refuse to step down from the ANC. His wife carried the responsibilities when he was in prison.

232 days ago
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