Nelson Mandela, one of the greatest forces for social justice in human history, died on December 5 at age 95. Mandela’s remarkable liberation struggle in South Africa has inspired countless millions around the world, and his life story confirms the adage that truth is often more unbelievable than fiction. His death after a long illness comes as a film about his life, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
is being released nationally in the United States next week. Beyond Chron offers our greatest sympathies to the Mandela family and the people of South Africa. He will be missed by all those who were inspired by his principled activism, and his legacy will be remembered and honored forever.