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Nelson Mandela passes away at 95.
@Sarah Ann He was an amazing man and I hope that he is rewarded in death for all of his efforts.
@Linda McCuff A fighter to the end. RIP Mr. Mandela.
@Sheba Hil Such sorrow in our hearts for a wonderful man.
@Anne Phillips God bless him on a job well done. He will be missed tremendously. No more troubles of the world.
@Jo Hooks We will remember this great leader of quality and human rights. A right that is believed to belong justifiably to every person. I salute you Nelson Mandela.
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