The world took to Twitter on Thursday following the news of Nelson Mandela's death. The former South African leader and long-time political prisoner was remembered for his inspirational struggle and ability to forgive his oppressors.
Actor Samuel L Jackson recalled meeting Mandela, saying he never met anyone better in his life.
Never met a better person in my life than Nelson Mandela. My sympathy to his family & his country.— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) December 5, 2013
Beyoncé, too, recalled meeting Mandela, thanking him for everything he did.
Documentary filmmaker and activist, Michael Moore, implored President Obama to attend the funeral.
President Obama - please attend Nelson Mandela's funeral on behalf of all of us.— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) December 5, 2013
See more tweets on the passing of Nelson Mandela in the slideshow below.