As the world heard the news that the first black president of South Africa had passed away aged 95, tributes dedicated to Nelson Mandela poured in from UK celebrities on Twitter.

With some recognising his legacy, and  others simply quoting some of his memorable statements, there wasn’t a shortage of people who felt the need to pay their respects to the great man:

Nelson Mandela died aged 95 at his home in Johannesburg, South Africa on 5 December 2013.