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Twitter tributes flow in for Nelson Mandela

As the 95-year-old Nobel Peace laureate breathed his last on Thursday after a long battle with lung infection, prominent faces from across the world took to micro-blogging site Twitter to pay their tributes.

entertainment Updated: Dec 06, 2013 20:08 IST
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As the 95-year-old Nobel Peace laureate breathed his last on Thursday after a long battle with lung infection, prominent faces from across the world took to micro-blogging site Twitter to pay their tributes.

RIP Nelson Mandela…Some people should not die…for the sake of the lack of goodness left in this world…there should always be a repository of good that everyone knows exists in order to remind humanity of what it ought to be.
Shah Rukh Khan, actor

Nelson Mandela was a true inspiration to all humanity. He will truly be missed.
Britney Spears, singer

Mandela opposd violence & use of force. I had the privilege to meet him and he named Jinnah & Gandhi amongst his inspirations. Inspirational ldr 4 all humanity. Courageous, steadfast, selfless &, in his hr of victory, forgiving.
Imran Khan, cricketer

RIP nelson Mandela -- a soul that travels with light and purpose wherever that purpose may lead.
Shruti Haasan, actor

Death immortalises Nelson Mandela's life: epic journey from violence to non-violence, prisoner to President & Statesman.
Kabir Bedi, actor

It is such a sad yet beautiful moment that Nelson Mandela has passed. A time to celebrate him & remember his contributions to humankind.
Lady Gaga, singer

Nelson Mandela was the embodiment of discipline, courage, love and forgiveness.
Mike Tyson, boxer

You will always be in my heart Mr. Mandela.
Tiger Woods, golfer

Rest in Peace Madiba. You will be missed, but your impact on this world will live forever
Charlize Theron, actor

Nelson Mandela, RIP. ‘Madiba’ to his people, and a prophet of peace. We need his message, now, more than ever!
Vishal Dadlani, composer

Hope, courage, struggle, peace, compassion… with Mandela, a part of these expressions also died today
Anupam Kher, actor

Outpouring of love and respect for Nelson Mandela, a deep reverence cutting across all divides on what he stood for
Shabana Azmi, actor

I had the greatest honour to meet and spend time with him (Mandela)! His humility, his greatest asset
Amitabh Bachchan, actor

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Twitter tributes flow in for Nelson Mandela

Rest in peace, Nelson Mandela, man who became South Africa's Gandhi