Nelson Mandela, South African Hero, Has Passed Away

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It's a sad moment for humanity today. Nelson Mandela, the legendary anti-apartheid hero, has passed away at the age of 95. South African President Jacob Zuma confirmed the news in an address to the country this afternoon, saying, "Our nation has lost its greatest son."

Mandela had been in poor health for some time now, but his passing still comes as a shock to us all. No details have been released surrounding the circumstances of his death, but CNN reports that he was at home with his family. Mandela was a true pioneer and the ultimate fighter for peace and equality, and his legacy cannot even be quantified. Our hearts go out to his family and friends — and to all of South Africa. (CNN)