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Charlize's tearful message to Madiba's family

2013-12-06 10:26
 
Los Angeles - South African Oscar-winner Charlize Theron led the tributes to Nelson Mandela on Friday. 

Charlize, 38, tweeted On Thursday night: “My thoughts and love go out to the Mandela family. Rest in Peace Madiba. You will be missed, but your impact on this world will live forever.”

She later added: “There will never be words to say what I'm feeling right now. I am saddened to the depths of my soul. Truly.”
When Charlize met Nelson Mandela in March 2004 she told the former president; “You inspired me, I love you so much,” before bursting out in tears. 

Without apparent irony, the former president praised Theron for "putting the country on the map".

The meeting was part of the homecoming Theron promised South Africans during her acceptance speech, when she waved the statuette at the camera, and announced, "I'd like to thank South Africa. I'm bringing this home next week,” The Guardian reported.

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