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Country Stars Remember Nelson Mandela

Country Stars Remember Nelson Mandela

SOUTH AFRICA – DECEMBER 21: Nelson Mandela just before the first national elections in 1994. South Africa. (Photo by Media24/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Nelson Mandela, South African anti-apartheid revolutionary who spent 27 years in prison, led his country to democracy and became its first black president, died Thursday at his home. He was 95.

As the news of his death spread, country stars turned to Twitter to express their condolences and share favorite quotes from the visionary.

LeAnn RimesLeAnnRimes: R.I.P. Nelson Mandela

Joe Don Rooney of Rascal FlattsJoeDonRooney: #RIPNelsonMandela what a soul – what a visionary – what an inspiration! His legacy will live on forever

WynonnaWynonnaMusic: Nelson Mandela, a peace maker, crossed over today. He was 95. #RIP

Jennifer NettlesJennifer Nettles: What a light in this world. Rest peacefully in the love of the lives you changed.

Kristian BushKristianBush: Nelson Mandela: “It always seems impossible until it is done.” Your words and life inspired me. Rest in peace.

A state funeral is being planned for Mr. Mandela.


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