Several R&B artists have shared their thoughts, condolences for Nelson Mandela, as well as offering quotes from the South African anti-apartheid revolutionary turned President after learning of his death on Thursday. Among the Twitter messages about the 95-year-old icon:
Mindless Behavior (@MindlessBhavior): We are so sad to hear about Nelson Mandela! He was an amazing leader & human being! We’ll always celebrate your life! RIP Nelson Mandela!
Alicia Keys (@aliciakeys): Deeply saddened by the profound loss of Nelson Mandela. His legacy lives forever and inspires us all… http://bit.ly/18oVfSv
Avant (@avantmusic): The world lost a GREAT human being Nelson Mandela we will always love u an miss u when praises go up blessing come down
Daniel Merriweather (@DanMerriweather): Rest in Peace to the late great Nelson Mandela. Men like him only come around every couple of hundred years. Its a sad day.
Jennifer Hudson (@IAMJHUD): Mr. Mandela fought for freedoms and equality that changed South Africa and the world. We can all learn from his extraordinary journey.
Shontelle Layne (@Shontelle_Layne): Photo: Thank you Sir. We are greater because you lived. Your voice will never die. R.I.P. Nelson Mandela…. http://tmblr.co/Z4cNKy10NZxvb … Thank you Sir. We are greater because you lived. Your voice will never die. R.I.P. Nelson Mandela.… http://instagram.com/p/hjuOrTKWjA/
Solange Knowles (@solangeknowles): Nelson Mandela, you taught us all how to fight and how to forgive. You will be missed, but your legacy… http://instagram.com/p/hjsN8BQomU/
Jamie Foxx (@iamjamiefoxx): Rest in Peace Mr. Nelson Mandela. A fearless leader, incredible human being, inspiration, a REAL hero. Truly one of a kind. God bless you. … Thank you for your mark you left on humanity Mr. Mandela. Prayers to his family, friends and the people of South Africa.
Jazmine Sullivan (@jsullivanmusic): RIP Nelson Mandela
Mario Barrett (@MarioSoulTruth): Another great soul has past on to it’s next life | RIP Nelson Mandela | One of the most humbling… http://instagram.com/p/hjou6TH15D/
Aaron Fresh (@AaronFresh1): Nelson Mandela, will always be remembered. #teamfresh
John Legend (@johnlegend): What a heroic, beautiful life Mandela lived. Rest in peace.
Brian McKnight (@ItsBMcKnight): How about 60 seconds of silence for Nelson Mandela and all he’s done and the legacy he’s left
Christina Milian (@ChristinaMilian): #RIPNelsonMandela A true inspiration and historical figure who brought hope, faith and unity to us all. An example to never settle and live your life to its fullest. #Believe
Bobby V. (@BobbyV): #RIPNelsonMandela
Michelle Williams (@RealMichelleW): May your brave and courageous legacy NEVER be forgotten. http://on.fb.me/1bk46Fa #RIPNelsonMandela
Kelly Rowland (@KELLYROWLAND): wow. #RIPNelsonMandela http://on.fb.me/1eTDiQq … “There is no passion to be found playing small in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” -Nelson Mandela … “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.” -Nelson Mandela
Tweet (@MS_HUMMINGBIRD): RIP NELSON MANDELA http://instagram.com/p/hmft5CLtke/