Nelson Mandela Passes Away at 95, Musicians React

artist: misc date: 12/06/2013 category: general music news
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Nelson Mandela Passes Away at 95, Musicians React
As former South African President Nelson Mandela passed away yesterday (December 5) at the age of 95, the world has lost one of the key figures in human rights movement, a symbol of hope, integrity and resistance. Spending 27 years in prison for opposing apartheid since 1962, Mandela emerged to become the first South African black president and a Nobel Peace Prize winner. He died peacefully at his Johannesburg home, surrounded by family and loved ones after spending three months in a Pretoria hospital for recurring lung infection. "Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father. Although we knew that this day would come, nothing can diminish our sense of a profound and enduring loss," said South African President Jacob Zuma. Condolences from around the globe were soon to follow, as some of the world leaders remembered a man considered to be the father of his nation. "He achieved more than could be expected of any man," said US President Barrack Obama, ordering the flags to be lowered at half staff. "He belongs to the ages." Rock and metal musicians were also among the ones giving condolences through social networks, you can find their comments below. Rest in peace Mr. Mandela.

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