Transcript for Nelson Mandela's Death Is Front Page News Worldwide
Loss of the world icon Nelson Mandela dead at the age of 95 Oprah Winfrey had a strong reaction to -- -- passing. She said quote one of the great honors of my life was to be invited to Nelson Mandela's home spend private time and get to know him. He was everything you've ever heard and more humble and unscathed by bitterness. And he always loved to tell a good joke being in his presence was like -- sitting with grace and majesty at the same time. He will always be my hero his life was a gift to us all. Thus Mondello way more than a south African figure he is a world figure truly iconic figure figure for the ages. We get some headlines in some newspaper covers we like to show him and start out with a paper from South Africa this is -- the headline there is the world -- and it. Quickly gives in the front page quote from Jacob Zuma the president South Africa and really sums it up very well although we knew that this day would come. Nothing can diminish our feelings about profound and enduring loss because clearly this day was a long time in coming. But also you know with a long with that feeling of loss is that feeling of celebration for just one of the greats of humanity. Moving on now onto the guardian this and obviously coming out of London and this -- is. Simple and straight to the point as -- Nelson Mandela 19182013. Underneath it. It's as a towering figure of Africa's struggle for freedom of the first black leader of South Africa died last night age 95. And here again another statement from Jacob Zuma the presidents -- South Africa today saying our nation has lost its greatest son he. He also said our people lost a father. Yes which is very you know not only lets me. Not right he was just such a father figure for everybody around the world really because he had such influence. No doubt about it let's take a look at the Washington Post and -- headline the nation's -- Is dead. First quote there -- from President Obama can no longer belongs to us he belongs to the -- that as a powerful and such a true quote and a another article right there the prisoner who became president. South Africans a leader. A symbol of moral force. You know and all of. The things that he was where he was iconic and he was legendary and he became such a big thing. I think this next headline from the New York Daily News also sums up what he was it says Nelson Mandela once again 1918 to 2013 farewell. Dear friend and I think for a lot of people they were able to connect with him in such a way where they felt like not only was he just this. You know massive man where they couldn't touch him but he was also so interconnected to our lives on a daily basis. Just just the best that humanity right there and certainly will be missed and celebrated. There will be right back. Yeah.
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