A source close to the situation explained:
Rihanna, Khloe Kardashian & Other Celebs Continue To Tweet Out Their Condolences For The Loss Of Nelson Mandela! Read Their Reactions HERE!
Truly a tragic day!
Nelson Mandela touched so many lives throughout his life, his death truly affects us all.
#NelsonMandela you made your people proud!! We'll always love you for it!
— Rihanna (@rihanna) December 5, 2013
President Obama remembers Nelson Mandela: "A man who took history in his hands and bent the arc of the moral universe towards justice."
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) December 5, 2013
— Jennifer Lopez (@JLo) December 5, 2013
'Your playing small does not serve the world'. #RIPMandela
— Gwyneth Paltrow (@GwynethPaltrow) December 5, 2013
An amazing man with great wisdom. Rest in peace Nelson Mandela http://t.co/CVah39YM9n
— Khloé (@KhloeKardashian) December 5, 2013
rest in peace Nelson Mandela. 🙏
— Kendall Jenner (@KendallJenner) December 5, 2013
#RIP Nelson Mandela. The best example of a human being I can think of. The world is a better place because of you. Thank you
— Sarah Michelle (@RealSMG) December 5, 2013
Thank you for your mark you left on humanity Mr. Mandela. Prayers to his family, friends and the people of South Africa.
— Jamie Foxx (@iamjamiefoxx) December 5, 2013
RIP Nelson Mandela. You are now truly free. God Bless and enjoy the heavens. Tell Celia Cruz hello for me and azucaaaaarrrr
— Pitbull (@Pitbull) December 5, 2013
Thank you for changing our world. A life beautifully and courageously lived. RIP #NelsonMandela
— Jaimie Alexander (@JaimieAlexander) December 5, 2013
RIP Nelson Mandela🙏
— NeNe Leakes (@NeNeLeakes) December 5, 2013
— Katie Couric (@katiecouric) December 5, 2013
My thoughts and love go out to the Mandela family. Rest in Peace Madiba. You will be missed, but your impact on this world will live forever
— Charlize Theron (@CharlizeAfrica) December 5, 2013
Your inspiring spirit will live forever. RIP Nelson Mandela :( x Anabella / GlamBeckhams blog. pic.twitter.com/9nIHSuyp9f
— Victoria Beckham (@glambeckhamsweb) December 5, 2013
There will never be another Nelson Mandela. A true hero that has been deeply ingrained into our history. Thoughts are with his family,
— Kevin McHale (@druidDUDE) December 5, 2013
The valiant Nelson Mandela. http://t.co/TexZSXlASU
— Ian McKellen (@IanMcKellen) December 5, 2013
Every time Melinda and I met Nelson Mandela, we left more inspired than ever. His grace and courage changed the world. This is a sad day.
— Bill Gates (@BillGates) December 5, 2013
RIP Nelson Mandela. A truly great man. Thoughts with his family. pic.twitter.com/EjH6bBLk4t
— Max George (@MaxTheWanted) December 5, 2013
May you rest in peace… pic.twitter.com/EovNDOwXYW
— Leah Remini (@LeahRemini) December 5, 2013
"The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear." -Nelson Mandela. Thank you for your bravery.
— Gabourey Sidibe (@GabbySidibe) December 5, 2013
RIP Nelson Mandela. God Bless You. http://t.co/yRZh3RrP7K
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) December 5, 2013
— Sean Astin (@SeanAstin) December 5, 2013
RIP Nelson Mandela. He had such a big heart…. soul, & humility . A true leader of hope and inspiration.
— Carnie Wilson (@CarnieWilson) December 5, 2013
Mandela kept the country together at a time when it very well could have spun into civil war.
— Christiane Amanpour (@camanpour) December 5, 2013
Nelson Mandela, rest in peace. What an unbelievable legacy…
— Neil Patrick Harris (@ActuallyNPH) December 5, 2013
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." Rest in Peace Nelson Mandela http://t.co/F4TD8UTDI5
— Morgan Spurlock (@MorganSpurlock) December 5, 2013