12/05/2013 06:11 pm ET | Updated Jan 25, 2014

Celebrities React To Nelson Mandela's Death On Twitter

Former South African President, Nelson Mandela, has died at age 95. With little time having passed since his death, celebrities have turned to social media to honor the fallen leader and educate their followers on his legacy.

Never met a better person in my life than Nelson Mandela. My sympathy to his family & his country.

— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) December 5, 2013

Mandela is gone. There is no one else like him.

— Anderson Cooper (@andersoncooper) December 5, 2013

I remember Soweto. Election day 1994. Standing in line with elderly South Africans voting for the first time in their lives. #Mandela

— Anderson Cooper (@andersoncooper) December 5, 2013

What a heroic, beautiful life Mandela lived. Rest in peace.

— John Legend (@johnlegend) December 5, 2013

I've never been so honored to meet anyone #Mandela http://t.co/leoKOaA4BO

— John Legend (@johnlegend) December 5, 2013

He lives within us forever. We will never forget. pic.twitter.com/xLOEr8QW6O

— Tyra Banks (@tyrabanks) December 5, 2013

One of the greatest men who's ever lived!!! #Legend We will never forget the things this man has… http://t.co/ztPkooNOIN

— Rihanna (@rihanna) December 5, 2013

#NelsonMandela you made your people proud!! We'll always love you for it!

— Rihanna (@rihanna) December 5, 2013

We have lost one of humanity's greatest treasures. RIP Madiba. I will never forget the lessons learned from him or his vision that lives on.

— josh groban (@joshgroban) December 5, 2013

Nelson Mandela, rest in peace. What an unbelievable legacy…

— Neil Patrick Harris (@ActuallyNPH) December 5, 2013

Advising all my young ones that follow me to research a small piece of Nelson Mandela Life. That's how you pay your respect...... GO!

— Kendrick Lamar (@kendricklamar) December 5, 2013

Today is officially one of the saddest days! The world has lost the most inspirational person to ever walk the earth rip #NelsonMandela

— Kelly Osbourne (@KellyOsbourne) December 5, 2013

Sad Day. We will miss you....Nelson Mandela Dead: Former South Africa President Dies At 95 http://t.co/yXl2UmLJOj via @BlackVoices

— Mark Ruffalo (@Mruff221) December 5, 2013

Meeting Nelson Mandela at his house in Johannesburg was a truly memorable moment in life for me. He was an angel. pic.twitter.com/PaIX362rYX

— Fergie (@Fergie) December 5, 2013

"A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination." #RIPNelsonMandela

— Lindsay Lohan (@lindsaylohan) December 5, 2013

Today the world lost one it's greatest leaders. Rest in peace Mandela...

— Eva Longoria (@EvaLongoria) December 5, 2013

Honored that I had a chance to meet this amazing influential being & to participate in his 46664 Aids… http://t.co/Uz2afj0C6O

— Ludacris (@Ludacris) December 5, 2013

You have to love the Mandela life.

— Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) December 5, 2013

"When people are determined they can overcome anything." Nelson Mandela

— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) December 5, 2013

Thanks for your inspiration, friendship & the joy you brought into our lives http://t.co/UxWxoMjbBv #RIPNelsonMandela

— Richard Branson (@richardbranson) December 5, 2013

RIP Nelson Mandela. You are now truly free. God Bless and enjoy the heavens. Tell Celia Cruz hello for me and azucaaaaarrrr

— Pitbull (@Pitbull) December 5, 2013

Nelson Mandela (1918-2013) - Rest In Peace. http://t.co/xQD1hBgUZJ

— PaulSimonMusic (@PaulSimonMusic) December 5, 2013

R.I.P. Nelson Mandela gx. http://t.co/MRMJM698Sd

— Gwen Stefani (@gwenstefani) December 6, 2013

God Bless You Mr. Nelson Mandela! Your Strength, Humanity, Intelligence, Honesty and #TrueGrit are unmatched in my lifetime! RIP&Love

— Queen Latifah (@IAMQUEENLATIFAH) December 6, 2013

To the Mandela family, may God keep you in perfect peace at this time. For God has chosen a soldier.… http://t.co/w10HFYUSjw

— R. Kelly (@rkelly) December 6, 2013

"We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right." - the great Nelson Mandela

— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) December 5, 2013


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