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Hollywood Reacts to Mandela's Death

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Bono

"Mandela would be remembered as a remarkable man just for what happened — and didn’t happen — in South Africa’s transition. But more than anyone, it was he who rebooted the idea of Africa from a continent in chaos to a much more romantic view, one in keeping with the majesty of the landscape and the nobility of even its poorer inhabitants. He was also a hardheaded realist, as his economic policy demonstrated. To him, principles and pragmatism were not foes; they went hand in hand. He was an idealist without naiveté, a compromiser without being compromised." —Singer Bono in an article for Time magazine(Photo by Getty Images)

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