One of the great honors of my life was to be invited to Nelson Mandela's home, spend private time and get to know him. He was everything you've ever heard and more – humble and unscathed by bitterness. And he always loved to tell a good joke. Being in his presence was like sitting with grace and majesty at the same time.
He will always be my hero. His life was a gift to us all.- Oprah Winfrey
My heart is breaking with everybody in the world, yet I'm feeling so humbled and blessed to have been in the presence of this magnificent soul..arguably the greatest hero ever to grace us. His sacrifice & gift to the world are incomprehensible. RIP Mandela - Mariah Carey
What is Life! An existence for Living! #Mandela you are a #Hero not because they chant your name but because you truly understood this. You stood up when it was not fashionable to. You endured the #Hate the #Taunts ... You saw the essence... You saw humanity, you saw freedom... You loved Life for all... Even if it would cost yours! You conquered . You are Mandiba, THE TRUE HUMAN LIFE. Adio! Thank you Lord for this GIFT. - Omotola Jalade Ekeinde
R.I.P. Nelson Mandela...may your principles of love be the guiding light for future generations.
- Kim Kardashian
"Let us pause and give thanks for the fact that Nelson Mandela lived—a man who took history in his hands and bent the arc of the moral universe toward justice." —President Obama