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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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Celeb Gossip Addict    

R.I.P. Madiba. What an awesome legacy. AWESOME

299 days ago
32.

Abe    

I have no idea who this guy is and I don't care if he's dead. Stick with celebrities that everyone knows, Harv.

299 days ago
33.

YouDontSay    

A true Man and Humanitarian. Show respect on this one Harvey.

299 days ago
34.

Sashatree    

Another hero has left us. May he rest in eternal peace - and may his legacy never ever fade in our hearts or the hearts of our great-great-great-grandchildren's children. Peace be with you Mr. Mandela.

299 days ago
35.

FUT THE SHUCK UP    

RIP dude, you are 10 times the hero that Obama will EVER be.

299 days ago
36.

vroomvroom    

Rip sir

299 days ago
37.

Observer999    

TMZ, you DO realize that publishing this article has taken up precious Website space where you could have put yet another Paul Walker article? For example, what kind of shoes was he wearing when he died?

299 days ago
38.

billybob    

One of the last great idols of our time. A man who guided the world, by sacrificing himself, in a new epoch without segregation. Without Nelson Mandela no Obama, but that is a different story i guess . . .

299 days ago
39.

Kim    

For a site that is so very often full of hatred and racist remarks, I found this Nelson Mandela quote fitting.
“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”

Hopefully some of you will gain something from it.

299 days ago
40.

D-INCARNATION    

I hope the funeral doesn't get the pro wrastling preempted on TV....

299 days ago
41.

J    

To those making ignorant racist comments ... Your stupidity shows. He was the greatest leader of the last century. He fought for equality and freedom against a truly brutal regime. If that means nothing to you then it really sucks to be you now go slit your own throats. People die but their deeds live forever, his will live far into the future. The world is better because he was here!

299 days ago
42.

beachgal    

He changed South Africa and the world. RIP, Nelson Mandela.

(With all the celebs expressing condolences we'd better not hear a PEEP about the great Mandela from that dumbazz Kanwee who loves the pro-slavery confederate flag (lmao)).

299 days ago
43.

Quiet    

RIP.. hes been sick and week for a longer time than just three months.

i dont mean to go off topic here but when u scroll down to the too fab ad on this site below this posting.. kimye posted a new pic of north and has kanyes angry eyes and pouty mad face pose that looks identical to kanyes mad pouty face and eye.. just the one eye gets the angry squint.

299 days ago
44.

Kimberly    

God speed dear one, job WELL DONE!!

299 days ago
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➨➨➨ (T)(R)(O)(L)(L) ➨➨➨    

He needs a Q-Tip for that ear.


Ewwwwww.

299 days ago
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