Earlier this morning (June 25), Rihanna tweeted that she was sending prayers up to heaven for Nelson Mandela, who has been ill with a lung infection over the past couple weeks at the age of 94. Official word at the moment is that the former South African president has remained in critical condition despite having a scheduled a visit with President Obama in just a few days.
Most likely, this is dissimilar to the situation when The Rock was somehow one of the first people to know about the death of Osama bin Laden.
Nelson Mandela....one of the most incredible men to ever walk this earth!!! Sending prayers up to the Heavens for you! #AngelOnEarth
— Rihanna (@rihanna) June 25, 2013