"Our nation has lost its greatest son," said South African president Jacob Zuma during a television address. "Our people have lost a father. Although we knew that this day would come, nothing can diminish our sense of a profound and enduring loss."
Many people in the business took to their Twitters to react to Mandela's passing. Here are some of their comments:
Dixie Carter (@TNADixie): "So saddened to hear of the passing of Nelson #Mandela. Your amazing spirit and legacy will continue to live on."
Eric Bischoff (@EBischoff): "The world has lost a great leader and inspiration. Rest in Peace Nelson Mandela.... Nelson Mandela was a true leader. He brought people of different races, cultures, religions, and politics together."
John Layfield (@JCLayfield): "One of history's great men passed away. A hero of mine, Nelson Mandela. RIP The world is better for his having lived! Thank you!"
Michael Cole (@MichaelCole): "RIP to one of my heroes and true inspirations in my life. Nelson Mandela had the respect, power, humility and will to change the world"
Titus O'Neil (@TitusONeilWWE): "The world lost a Great Hero today as #NelsonMandela passed away. 95years young&fought 2Enhance the lives of the Many regardless of Race/Sex."
Kevin Nash (@RealKevinNash): "The passing of Nelson Mandela today ends the life and journey of a man that can not be discribed in words.RIP President."
Justin Gabriel (@Justin__Gabriel): "RIP #NelsonMandela #RipNelsonMandela .."
Brodus Clay (@BrodusClay): "#365toredemption D245 a day of reflection and historic tribute to a man who fought for redemption of a country #NelsonMandela #equality"
Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ): "RIP Nelson Mandela....a global hero."
Gregory Shane Helms (@ShaneHelmsCom): "Few people have made an impact on humanity like that of Nelson Mandela. A powerful spirit."
Lex Luger (@GenuineLexLuger): "NELSON MANDELA. You will be greatly missed. #peacecouragehumilityfaithhopelove"
David Otunga (@DavidOtunga): "Nelson Mandela was a beacon of strength and a true inspiration to us all. RIP Nelson Mandela."
The Iron Sheik (@the_ironsheik): "Nelson Mandela my good friend he always love me and I love him forever"
Shad Gaspard (@Shadbeast): "A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination #mandela"
William Regal (@RealKingRegal): "A lot of British people of my age would not have know of the terrible treatment of Nelson Mandela if not for Jerry Dammers and The Specials."
Marty Scurll (@MartyScurll): "RIP Nelson Mandela. What a legacy he left behind"
MVP (@The305MVP): "At the airport and I see Nelson Mandela has died. I know no words that can do the mans life & death any justice. Rest In Power!"
Kenny King (@KennyKingpinAnX): "#RIP Mr. Mandela. Your mark on history is too big for twitter"
Smith Hart (@SmithHart1): "Prayers go out to the family of Nelson Mandela who is one of the biggest inspirations of my own life. He endured and overcame so much."
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