Nelson Mandela, voice of freedom and reconciliation, dies

  • Article by: CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 6, 2013 - 9:35 AM

JOHANNESBURG — Nelson Mandela, who became one of the world's most beloved statesmen and a colossus of the 20th century when he emerged from 27 years in prison to negotiate an end to white minority rule in South Africa, has died. He was 95.

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commonsens4uDec. 5, 13 3:58 PM

95 years is a heck of a good run.

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infoninjaDec. 5, 13 4:04 PM

Rest in Peace.

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BroonieDec. 5, 13 4:09 PM

He was a great man and will be missed.

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fuzzypilgrimDec. 5, 13 4:10 PM

Amazing person. RIP.

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omakristyDec. 5, 13 4:23 PM

An amazing man. A true hero and role model. His work has benefitted so many. We owe him our thanks. And so another era ends.

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DIESMITHDec. 5, 13 4:35 PM

RIP Mr. Mandela. You were an amazing human being, and will be sorely missed.

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shawnstcloudDec. 5, 13 4:44 PM

R.I.P., Mr. Mandela.

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RSCOTT2270Dec. 5, 13 4:48 PM

Rest in peace dear Nelson. You fought the good fight here on earth. May your legacy live on for years to come.

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erikj3Dec. 5, 13 5:10 PM

A truly great man. RIP.

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barbjensDec. 5, 13 5:44 PM

Now he can finally rest.

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