03/05/2013 07:54 pm ET Updated Mar 05, 2013

Hugo Chavez Condolences: Everybody Has Something To Say To Venezuelan President After His Death (SLIDESHOW)

Messages To Chavez

Whether they rejoiced upon hearing the news or began expressing their deepest condolences, people everywhere turned to their social media accounts to send a final farewell to Venezuela's late President Hugo Chávez (@chavezcandanga).

In the past, Chávez had used his personal Twitter account to express his political views as well as keep his followers up to date on his health condition.

"I still cling to Christ and trust in my doctors and nurses. Ever onward to victory! We will live and overcome!," the Venezuelan leader said in his last tweet on February 18.

At the moment, he had also shown gratitude toward the Cuban government, which had taken care of him during several medical procedures in his fight against the unspecified cancer he had been trying to beat during the last couple of months.

"Thank you to Fidel and Raul, and to all of Cuba! Thank you Venezuela for all the love," he also tweeted the same day.

The controversial leader, who had been president of the South American country for nearly 14 years died on Tuesday, at 58 years old. Vice President Nicolás Maduro officially announced the news in a national television broadcast.

Chávez has been a controversial figure in the world's political arena, with many supporters as well as a solid group of opposers. "El Comandante," as he was also known, is now being remembered in many ways: as a revolutionary for some and as an oppressor for others.

Take a look above at what people around the world are saying to Chávez after his death, and leave your own messages in the comment section below.



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