South African President Jacob Zuma announced today that Nelson Mandela passed away at the age of 95. A life well lived, and an inspiration that will never die.
I had the privilege of meeting Mr. Mandela, when the Al Jarreau Band played in South Africa in 1993. He was totally down to earth; joked about sneaking into the concert, and made a point of personally meeting everyone in the band. A great experience of a great man who will be remembered throughout history.