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R. Kelly honors Nelson Mandela on 'The Arsenio Hall Show' hours after his death

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The news of Nelson Mandela’s death didn’t come as a surprise, but people around the world are mourning his loss. R. Kelly was booked to sing on “The Arsenio Hall Show” just hours after the news broke of Mandela’s death. According to a Dec. 6 report from Complex.com, R. Kelly decided to sing “Soldier’s Heart” which was written and performed for Nelson Mandela in his South African home a few years back. This was obviously a last minute change of plan, but the artist decided he must do that song to honor a man he was so fond of in life.

No one could have expected Nelson Mandela’s death yesterday. He has been suffering from illness for quite some time but he has managed to fight for his life for several weeks. R. Kelly had met the former South African President several times and looked up to him. “Soldier’s Heart” was written and performed by R. Kelly for Mandela at his private home in South Africa.

While there is a reputation behind R. Kelly and the way he does thing, he was able to show respect and mourn the loss of someone who was important to him. R. Kelly talked with Arsenio Hall about his experience with Nelson Mandela as well. It was a heartwarming moment for R. Kelly fans.

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