Nelson Mandela, icon of South African freedom, passed away today at the age of 95. People around the world signed on to Twitter to mourn collectively, and celebrities were no exception.
I hope the great work started by Nelson Mandela continues to spread across the world. He will be remembered as an icon for equality. ampmdash; William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) December 5, 2013
Nelson Mendela— one of the greatest people who ever lived. Rest In Peace. ampmdash; Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) December 5, 2013
Just heard the news about Nelson Mandela , so so sad ampmdash; Rachel Stevens (@MsRachelStevens) December 5, 2013