Nelson Mandela's Death: Artists React on Twitter

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A group of American and South African students, aged from 11 to 19, met with Nelson Mandela at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg, on 2 June 2009.

On Thursday, Dec. 5, iconic civil rights leader Nelson Mandela died at age 95 in his Johannesburg home. "He is now resting. He is now at peace," said South African President Jacob Zuma as he announced Mandela's passing. "Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father."

Mandela spent his life fighting for equality in his native South Africa, emerging as the country's first black president after spending 27 years in prison for his struggles against apartheid. But his spirit and message spread far beyond the borders of his homeland. Mandela became a beacon of hope and for the entire world and came to embody the struggle for justice across the globe.

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As news broke of his passing, numerous musicians took to twitter to mourn his loss and spread his messages of peace and love to their followers. Below are just some of the tributes: