Ali issues statement regarding death of Mandela

Ali issues statement regarding death of Mandela

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Posted on December 5, 2013 at 7:15 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11)—Following the death of Nelson Mandela, leaders and humanitarians from around the world have been offering their condolences.

Below is a statement from Muhammad Ali regarding the death of Mandela.

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Statement Regarding Mr. Mandela’s Passing



I am deeply saddened by the passing of Mr. Mandela. His was a life filled

with purpose and hope; hope for himself, his country and the world. He

inspired others to reach for what appeared to be impossible and moved

them to break through the barriers that held them hostage mentally,

physically, socially and economically. He made us realize, we are our

brother’s keeper and that our brothers come in all colors.

What I will remember most about Mr.Mandela is that he was a man whose

heart, soul and spirit could not be contained or restrained by racial and

economic injustices, metal bars or the burden of hate and revenge. He

taught us forgiveness on a grand scale. His was a spirit born free, destined

to soar above the rainbows. Today his spirit is soaring through the heavens.

He is now forever free.


---Muhammad Ali
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