Rest In Peace Nelson Mandela
18 July 1918 - 6 December 2013
Nelson Mandela poses with Brian May, Paul Rodgers, Will Smith and Roger Taylor in George, South Africa 2005. The performers were visiting the area to perform in Mandela’s 46664 AIDS benefit.
South Africa’s former President Nelson Mandela (3rd L) poses for photographs with members of the band Queen, Roger Taylor (L) and Brian May (2nd R), singers Annie Lennox (3rd R), Yusuf Islam (R) and Peter Gabriel during the launch of the book “46664” in London November 25, 2004. The book 46664, Mandela’s prison number, was sold to raise awareness and inspire acts to fight HIV/AIDS.
Nelson Mandela - Brian May and Roger Taylor
"Very sad to hear of Madiba’s passing."
"We (Queen, along with Dave Stewart, and the Corrs) were privileged to spend some days and nights with him at his game park retreat, while we were organising the first 46664 concert for AIDS at Green Point Stadium in Cape Town. They were life-changing days, with quiet time and talks around a camp fire at night, which we will remember til we die. Mandela was the most inspiring man of his generation. His message, by example, was the power of forgiveness. He showed us that it’s possible to act after great injustice with no thought of revenge. He was light, funny, enormously generous, and, quietly, the greatest example to the world that a man can be."
"RIP dear Madiba."
"Mandela, how sad. Leaves a great big hole in the world."