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Nelson Mandela dies at 95 years old; state funeral scheduled

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Thursday, Nelson Mandela died after a long battle over the last few years with numerous health issues; he was 95 years old, according to CNN. Most recently, Mandela had been having lung infection complications and made several trips to the hospital and stayed there for a length of time. Over the last decade, Nelson Mandela was rarely seen in public.

South African President Jacob Zuma said Thursday:

"He is now resting. He is now at peace. Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father. What made Nelson Mandela great was precisely what made him human. We saw in him what we seek in ourselves."

Zuma ordered that flags be flown at half-mass Friday until the funeral. He said that Mandela will receive a state funeral.

Nelson Mandela is a former president of South Africa and was best known for spending 27 years in prison in South Africa during apartheid.

In 1993, Mandela was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. In 1994, Mandela became South Africa's first black president and served for five years. His last public appearance was during the 2010 World Cup soccer tournament when it was held in South Africa. He was imprisoned for 27 years in an attempt to fight racist white rule. Mandela was retired and lived in the village of Qunu.

See the video above about Nelson Mandela's life.

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