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Beyonce Shares Photo of Herself & Nelson Mandela on Tumblr

Beyonce shares a laugh with the late Nelson Mandela in this brand new photo posted to her Tumblr account.

The 32-year-old entertainer’s husband Jay Z posed with Nelson as well. The revolutionary passed away last week at the age of 95 after a long illness.

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Bey also posted some other pics on the social media site, including some sexy shots of her in some Texas gear.

Currently, Beyonce is performing her Mrs. Carter World Tour in the Texas area – she performed earlier in the week in Dallas and will perform tonight in Houston.

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Prince William Reacts to Nelson Mandela's Death (Video)

Prince William has spoken out about the death of former South African president Nelson Mandela moments after watching the new movie Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.

The 31-year-old royal was attending the London premiere of the new film when news broke about Nelson‘s death. Reports suggest that William and his wife Kate Middleton were told about the death while the movie was playing, but the audience didn’t find out until after the credits played. A two minute moment of silence was held in the theater.

“It’s obviously extremely sad and tragic news. We were just reminded of what an extraordinary and inspiring man Nelson Mandela was, and my thoughts and prayers are with him and his family,” William told reporters while Kate stood by his side.


Prince William Reacts to Nelson Mandela’s Death

Idris Elba & Morgan Freeman React to Nelson Mandela's Death

Idris Elba and Morgan Freeman, two of the actors who had the chance to play Nelson Mandela on film, have reacted to the death of the iconic South African president.

“What an honor it was to step into the shoes of Nelson Mandela and portray a man who defied odds, broke down barriers, and championed human rights before the eyes of the world. My thoughts and prayers are with his family,” Idris said.

“Today the world lost one of the true giants of the past century. Nelson Mandela was a man of incomparable honor, unconquerable strength, and unyielding resolve—a saint to many, a hero to all who treasure liberty, freedom and the dignity of humankind. As we remember his triumphs, let us, in his memory, not just reflect on how far we’ve come, but on how far we have to go. Madiba may no longer be with us, but his journey continues on with me and with all of us,” Morgan said in his statement.

Idris stars in the brand new film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom while Morgan played him in the film Invictus.

Make sure to read what other celebrities are saying about the death.

Celebrities & President Obama React to Nelson Mandela's Death

The death of Nelson Mandela has left the world mourning the loss of a man who did so much for the world and the country of South Africa.

President Obama gave a speech about the loss of the former South African president, saying “We have lost one of the most influential, courageous & profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with. He no longer belongs to us—he belongs to the ages.”

“I am one of the countless millions who drew inspiration from Nelson Mandela‘s life. My first political action was a protest against apartheid. I studied his words and his writings,” Obama continued. “The day…he was released from prison gave me a sense of what human beings can do when…guided by their hopes rather than…fears. Like so many around the globe, I cannot fully imagine my own life without the example set by Nelson Mandela.”

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Nelson Mandela Dead at 95: Revolutionary Passes After Illness

Nelson Mandela, the famous former South African President who battled apartheid has passed away at the age of 95, Deadline reports.

The revolutionary’s health has been the subject of media coverage after being hospitalized back in June for a lung infection.

The publication reports that members of Nelson‘s family began gathering at his deathbed today.

Nelson‘s life has been documented by many movies, including Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, which is the most recent. The movie just premiered today in London. It stars Idris Elba in the title role.

Our thoughts go out to Nelson‘s loved ones during this time.

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