Just landed & heard the sad new about Nelson Mandela. He was a true Hero & the world is a better place because of him. May he rest in peace.
— Paris Hilton (@ParisHilton) December 5, 2013
As the news of Nelson Mandela's death spreads, celebrities have reached out via Twitter to express their grief and honor Mandela.
1 of the most treasured moments of my life was meeting @NelsonMandela. Being in the presence of a man who changed the world was incredible.
— Nick Cannon (@NickCannon) December 6, 2013
— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) December 6, 2013
— Jermaine Jackson (@jermjackson5) December 6, 2013
…cont) he who conquers that fear." - Nelson Mandela
— Derek Hough (@derekhough) December 6, 2013
Nelson Mandela... the definition of grace, dignity and inspiration. His light will shine on. May he rest in peace. @Deborra_lee
— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) December 6, 2013
The world should and likely will never forget Nelson Mandela. He left it much better than he found it #RIPNelsonMandela
— Chris Cornell (@chriscornell) December 6, 2013
Normally when there are deaths I do my "twitter hour of silence" but in honor of Nelson Mandela I will not tweet for rest of the day
— marlon wayans (@MarlonWayans) December 6, 2013
— Kyle Richards (@KyleRichards18) December 6, 2013
Just heard about Nelson Mandela. What a king. Feeling gratitude that the world had him at all. #peaceandlove
— Sara Bareilles (@SaraBareilles) December 6, 2013
God Bless You Mr. Nelson Mandela! Your Strength, Humanity, Intelligence, Honesty and #TrueGrit are unmatched in my lifetime! RIP&Love
— Queen Latifah (@IAMQUEENLATIFAH) December 6, 2013
— David Blaine (@davidblaine) December 6, 2013
Oh with great sadness i see Nelson Mandela passes,a man who dedicated his life for freedom and a better life for all.RIP #icon
— Lisa Vanderpump (@LisaVanderpump) December 5, 2013
Nelson Mandela was a father to all of us. May his life be a constant reminder, that we are all ONE WORLD. He will be missed - LR
— Lionel Richie (@LionelRichie) December 5, 2013
Nelson Mandela was a great man. A bright light has gone out. His ability to lead & inspire are unparalleled in my lifetime.
— Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (@kaj33) December 5, 2013
"We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right." - the great Nelson Mandela
— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) December 5, 2013