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Nelson Mandela -- the man who motivated and led South Africa out of a system of racial segregation -- passed away on Thursday, he was 95. South African President Jacob Zuma announced the news, releasing the following statement: "He is now resting. He is now at peace. Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father."Coincidentally, Nelson's death was announced the same day as the Royal film performance of "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" -- both the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were in attendance. Over the past few months, Mandela had been battling a severe lung infection and was hospitalized numerous times. The former South African president led one incredibly heroic life -- from freedom fighter, to prisoner and as most importantly, as the country's moral leader. Nelson Mandela will be dearly missed. Stars have been turning to Twitter to share their reactions surrounding the loss the late political activist. »

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