Nelson Mandela Death: Hollywood Reacts to the Legendary Humanitarian’s Passing

The former South African president is beloved by industry

Former South African president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela died Thursday afternoon, and the outpouring of appreciation for his global contributions from Hollywood was swift.

Hollywood’s connection has never been closer – Mandela is the subject of the hotly anticipated “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” starring Idris Elba as the icon, and the love story between Mandela and wife Winnie was featured in September release “Winnie Mandela,” starring Terrence Howard and Jennifer Hudson.

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Here is what they’ve had to say: