Nelson Mandela dies at 95: celebrities pay tribute (Photos)

Slideshow posted in Photos | Thursday, December 05, 2013

4 of 24: Idris Elba, who portrayed Nelson Mandela in the 2013 film 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,' said in a statement about Nelson Mandela after hearing about his death on Dec. 5, 2013, 'I am stunned at this very moment, in mourning with the rest of the world and Madiba's family. We have lost one of the greatest human beings to have walked this earth. I only feel honored to be associated with him. He is in a better place now.'

(Pictured: Idris Elba appears at A Special Screening of 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom' on Nov. 25, 2013. / Elba appears as Mandela in a scene from the 2013 film 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom.') ( Photo / Marion Curtis/Startraksphoto.com / Keith Bernstein/The Weinstein Company)