12/05/2013 05:48 EST | Updated 01/25/2014 04:01 EST

Nelson Mandela Dead, Twitter Reacts (TWEETS)

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.

Beyoncé, too, recalled meeting Mandela, thanking him for everything he did.

Documentary filmmaker and activist, Michael Moore, implored President Obama to attend the funeral.

See more tweets on the passing of Nelson Mandela in the slideshow below.

Nelson Mandela Dead, Twitter Reacts