Not a hoax this time.
Former world leader Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95, and Twitter has been awash in people paying homage.
Below, a look at tweet tributes to the great Mandela from figures around the globe.
I will never forget my friend Madiba. pic.twitter.com/UX21ZZG7cg
— Bill Clinton (@billclinton) December 5, 2013
President Obama remembers Nelson Mandela: "A man who took history in his hands and bent the arc of the moral universe towards justice."
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) December 5, 2013
— Bill Shorten (@billshortenmp) December 5, 2013
A great light has gone out in the world. Nelson Mandela was a hero of our time. I've asked for the flag at No10 to be flown at half mast.
— David Cameron (@David_Cameron) December 5, 2013
Madiba- President (1st,post-apartheid SA) passes on-but what is certain he will continue to live in the hearts of many of us # rest in peace
— Paul Kagame (@PaulKagame) December 5, 2013
Nelson Mandela was inspirational. On behalf of NZ I’d like to express my sincere condolences to his family and all South Africans.
— John Key (@johnkeypm) December 5, 2013
We live in a far better world today because of the life and work of Nelson Mandela.
— Bill de Blasio (@BilldeBlasio) December 5, 2013
— Don Cheadle (@IamDonCheadle) December 5, 2013
Thank you for your mark you left on humanity Mr. Mandela. Prayers to his family, friends and the people of South Africa.
— Jamie Foxx (@iamjamiefoxx) December 5, 2013
— Jennifer Lopez (@JLo) December 5, 2013
Beloved Madiba you taught the world to walk from anger toward peace and understanding. No words can adequately express our gratitude. RIP
— mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) December 5, 2013
I want 2give the world a hug I was told Mandeba just passed. Nelson Mandela R.I.P. Time for a well earned sleep.Condolences to his family
— Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) December 5, 2013
Never met a better person in my life than Nelson Mandela. My sympathy to his family & his country.
— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) December 5, 2013
— Evander Holyfield (@holyfield) December 5, 2013
Rest in eternal peace, love and light #NelsonMandela
— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) December 5, 2013
#NelsonMandela you made your people proud!! We'll always love you for it!
— Rihanna (@rihanna) December 5, 2013
(Nelson Mandela image via SQ Magazine.)
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