Celebs React to Nelson Mandela's Death on Twitter

Posted Friday December 6, 2013 1:33 AM GMT

Respected and loved worldwide for his contribution to South Africa and mankind, Nelson Mandela's death caused plenty of famous faces to express their condolences on Twitter.

On Thursday (December 5), South African President Jacob Zuma announced, "He is now resting. He is now at peace. Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father."

While some chose to honor him with his own inspiring quotes, others praised him simply and in their own words. Check out what celebs are saying about the Nobel Peace Prize winner below:

Rihanna: #NelsonMandela you made your people proud!! We'll always love you for it!
Justin Timberlake: One of our GREATEST leaders... Thank you for BEING the true meaning of compassion. May you be at peace now. #RIPNelsonMandela
Chloe Moretz: Nelson Mandela was one of the most influential strong people in this world.We lost a brilliant leader but one that has inspired millions.
Eva Longoria: Today the world lost one it's greatest leaders. Rest in peace Mandela...
Hugh Jackman: Nelson Mandela... the definition of grace, dignity and inspiration. His light will shine on. May he rest in peace.
Olivia Munn: "To be free is not merely to cast off one's chains but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others." RIPNelsonMandela
Jamie Foxx: Rest in Peace Mr. Nelson Mandela. A fearless leader, incredible human being, inspiration, a REAL hero. Truly one of a kind. God bless you.
Sarah Michelle Gellar: #RIP Nelson Mandela. The best example of a human being I can think of. The world is a better place because of you. Thank you
Jennifer Lopez: "It always seems impossible until it's done." Rest in Peace Nelson Mandela. You will be missed. #trueinspiration #peoplewhochangetheworld
Olivia Wilde: Oh Mandela, rest in peaceful freedom.
Alyssa Milano: "There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered." ~Nelson Mandela
Lindsay Lohan: "A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination." #RIPNelsonMandela
Ariana Grande: Rest in peace Nelson Mandela. Grateful for all he has done to better the world.
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi: We lost a legend.... #RIPNelsonMandela
Nick Lachey: One of the more incredible experiences i've had was visiting the apartheid museum and home of Nelson Mandela in South Africa. May he #RIP

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