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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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BLUE UGLY 💩    

RIP

261 days ago
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Catrina     

May he rest in peace!

261 days ago
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Bob    

I'm surprised TMZ is posting this.. Their dumb audience has no clue who this guy is, since he is not a reality star or wasn't in some horrible movies like Fast And Furious. RIP Mandella!

261 days ago
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CoconutScrimp    

Here come the flood of R.I.P.'s from people that want to look like they follow the news/history.

261 days ago
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joe    

RIP Mandela.

TMZ- i truly hope you're going to let him rest in peace and not exploit him as you're doing to Walker.

I suspect though you wont even dare try to exploit him. Way too much political backlash if you did.

261 days ago
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Jay W.     

He was one helluva prominent figure. RIP

261 days ago
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Jordan    

Nelson Mandella Made the World a Great Place. RIP

261 days ago
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CLINT    

Finally at peace. RIP Mr. Mandela.

261 days ago
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dick.wang    

Great, guess that means Obama is going to spend another $100 million to go back to Africa to attend the funeral.

261 days ago
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Martina    

I could really care less. Instead of posting stories about him please post more on real inspirational black people like Kanye and Beyonce! They've done more for us than some old man in Africa.

261 days ago
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fruithathappydance    

So SAD RIP!

Let's honor his memory on facebook
https://www.facebook.com/pages/RIP-Nelson-Mandela/572552899484436

261 days ago
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Yes, I'm That Leah    

Nelson, may you rest in peace. Such a kind FREEDOM FIGHTER! A true leader. Such a good man. So good.

261 days ago
13.

samael    

Impressive human, kind,caring and awesome role model I already miss him.

261 days ago
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Majestik    

It's about freakin' time you a-holes made this the top story. WTF were you thinking putting it below some football jock accused of Rape. This man changed an entire country.

261 days ago
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Jackie    

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

261 days ago
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