Nelson Mandela, the former president of South Africa, died Thursday at age 95 at his home in Johannesburg. The announcement of his passing was immediately met with an outpouring of praise across the Internet.
"Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost their father," said South African President Jacob Zuma, announcing Mandela's death to the nation. "Although we knew that this day would come, nothing can diminish our sense of a profound and enduring loss. His tireless struggle for freedom earned him the respect of the world."
Mandela was not just a beloved figure in South Africa. His fight to bring democracy and unity to the country following the end of apartheid made him a symbol for freedom around the globe.
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